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Ask Not

by Johnny Symons

As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits — unless they happen to be openly gay.

Independent Lens

Be Good, Smile Pretty

By Tracy Droz Tragos and Chris Donahue

As one of the 20,000 Americans who lost their fathers in Vietnam, a daughter embarks on an intense, personal journey to reclaim the memory of her father, who died in the war when she was an infant.

Independent Lens

Beyond the Call

by Adrian Belic

In a Mother Teresa-meets-Indiana Jones adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war.

Independent Lens

A Family at War

by Jorgen and Malene Flindt

A Family at War follows one American family over the course of a year after their son’s combat death in Iraq, tracing their changing attitudes and views on the military and global politics.

Independent Lens

Hell and Back Again

by Danfung Dennis

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and psychologically — and build a life anew?

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The Invisible War

by Kirby Dick

The Invisible War exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

The Kill Team

by Dan Krauss

The Kill Team is the story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the Army to the murders of unarmed civilians, and who then himself was implicated in one of the killings and charged with first degree murder.

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Left by the Ship

by Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati

Three young adults born to Filipino mothers by U.S. servicemen battle against social stigma, family problems, and identity-related issues 18 years after the last U.S. base closed.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

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Lioness

by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers

An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

The Longoria Affair

by John J. Valadez

In Texas after World War II, a funeral home refuses to care for a dead Mexican American soldier’s body “because the whites wouldn’t like it,” sparking nationwide outrage and helping to launch a civil rights movement.

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