Served Like a Girl–FREE screening 5/22
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Salem College, Huber Theatre
601 S. Church St.
Presented with Combat Female Veterans Families United
Discussion to follow screening
The final installment of this season’s Indie Lens Pop-Up series, presented by RiverRun, ITVS, and Independent Lens, Served Like a Girl is a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The free community screening will take place Tuesday, May 22, at 7:30 PM at the Huber Theatre on the campus of Salem College. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries, and military sexual abuse, these inspiring women find ways to adapt to the challenges they face through participation in the “Ms. Veteran America” competition. Guided by event founder and veteran, Major Jas Boothe, the women work hard to prepare for the competition, and in the process, recover parts of their identities they had lost on the battlefield.
The “Ms. Veteran America” competition was established in 2012 to encourage women veterans to recognize and support their sisters as they return to civilian life and face debilitating emotional, social, and economic challenges. More than a vehicle for shared recovery, the competition’s primary mission is to raise funds and awareness for America’s 55,000 homeless women veterans, a goal that resonates strongly with the women profiled in the film.
A panel discussion will follow the film, including the following individuals:
Carol D. Barker – NC Department Commander of the American Legion
Patricia A. Harris – Commander of the NC Veterans Council
Teresa L. Nadeau – LGBT Veteran Advocate
Sandra G. Robinson – NC Ambassador for the Women’s Memorial
Jessica Rambo – Retired Marine Corps Sergeant