Film screening and director talk back: Where Soldiers Come From by Heather Courtney
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war. A film about growing up, Where Soldiers Come From is an intimate look at the young men who fight wars and the families and town they come from.
Director Heather Courtney, who will lead a talk back after the Feb. 10 screening via Skype, gains extraordinary access following these young men as they grow and change from reckless teenagers to soldiers looking for roadside bombs in Afghanistan to 23-year-old veterans dealing with the silent war wounds of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD.
The film won the 2012 Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award and is a co-production of Quincy Hill Films and ITVS, in association with American Documentary | POV.