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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

Bad Voodoo's War

by Deborah Scranton

Director Deborah Scranton creates "a virtual embed" with a band of National Guard infantrymen supplying cameras to the soldiers so they can record and tell the story of their war.

Frontline

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

Bombies

by Jack Silberman

When the United States dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos from 1964 to 1973, millions of cluster bombs failed to explode, leaving the country massively contaminated with “bombies” — as dangerous now as when they fell.

Camp Victory, Afghanistan

by Carol Dysinger

Camp Victory, Afghanistan follows several soldiers — Afghan and American — across the divide of language, culture, and religion as they attempt to accomplish a near impossible task: crafting a modern army to serve a struggling nation.

Cuba, an African Odyssey

by Jihan El-Tahri and Tancrede Ramonet

The previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, Cuba, an African Odyssey reveals one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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

Farmer Veteran

by Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange, and D.L. Anderson

A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.

Flipping Out

by Yoav Shamir and Michael Sharfstein

Israel is struggling to deal with about 2,000 former soldiers every year who abuse hallucinogenic drugs until they become psychotic.

Global Perspectives Collection

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