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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Veterans Coming Home, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
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.
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
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