Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lioness - Female Soldiers In Iraq

Kudo's to the women in the military. Click image for more.

There For The Action - Missing From History

Lioness, the provocative and powerful new documentary from Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers tells the story of five women who served together for a year in Iraq.

These women made up the core of the group dubbed "Team Lioness" by their commanders. Due to the complexities of winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people during this controversial war, some of the women in the US military were used to help defuse the tensions with local civilians. The unintended consequence of this maneuver was that they often found themselves fighting some of the most horrific counterinsurgency battles of the war.

Through intimate moments with the women who made up Team Lioness, we get their deeply personal stories of how this experience affected them on the battlefield and what the cost of that deployment has been as they work to rebuild their lives back home

This is the first I have heard of this documentary. Unfortunately the New York premiere is over but will be looking for other dates/times.
Cross-posted at MPJ

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