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Refugee

by Spencer Nakasako

Three young Cambodian American men return to the land of their roots wielding video cameras to document their experience of meeting fathers, sisters, and brothers for the first time.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Reserved to Fight

by Chantelle Squires, Manju Varghese, Coby Cox, and Sterling Van Wagenen

In the first three years since returning home from active duty, four U.S. Marines fight the internal battle of reintegration.

Seeds of Summer

by Hen Lasker, Edna Kowarsky, and Elinor Kowarsky

At an army base in the heart of Israel's southern desert two young female military recruits make the transformation from fragile, vulnerable young girls to confident soldiers and fierce fighters.

Global Perspectives Collection

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Storm of Emotions

by Yael Klopmann and Micky Rabinovitz

Storm of Emotions chronicles the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and efforts to achieve democracy amidst great social and political turmoil.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

Tattooed Under Fire

by Nancy Schiesari

A look at River City Tattoo Parlor in Killeen, Texas — home to Fort Hood, America’s largest military base — where war-bound and returning soldiers go under the needle and confess their deepest secrets and fears.

This Is Where We Take Our Stand

by Bestor Cram, Mike Majoros, and David Zeiger

In 2008, at an unprecedented conference of veterans and active-duty soldiers called Winter Soldier, four days of heartbreaking testimony revealed why many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had concluded that their mission was unjust.

Waltz with Bashir

by Ari Folman

Written and directed by Ari Folman, this animated feature relates Folman’s struggle to come to terms with his role in the 1982 Lebanon War.

Global Perspectives Collection

The Way We Get By

by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine.

POV

Where Soldiers Come From

by Heather Courtney

Feeling trapped in their rural hometown, five friends join the National Guard and begin their four-year journey from teenagers to soldiers in Afghanistan to veterans.

POV

Wings of Defeat

by Risa Morimoto and Linda Hoaglund

They were Japan’s Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, or Kamikaze tokkōtai, and 4,000 of them — some still in their teens — died in a futile effort to turn the tide of a war already lost. Little known outside of Japan, a few Kamikaze survived. Now old men, they must reconcile their guilt with their gratitude for the unexpected gift of a full life.

Independent Lens

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