Watch LIONESS Tonight on Independent Lens

Posted on June 2, 2009
Tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings), a special encore presentation of LIONESS: How did five female Army support soldiers--mechanics, supply clerks and engineers--end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq War? Directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers give an intimate look at war through the eyes of the first women in U.S. history sent into direct ground combat, despite a policy that bans them from doing so. Through harrowing personal stories, these women candidly share their experiences in Iraq as well as from their lives back home to form a portrait of the emotional and psychological effects of war. "If you have only ...90 minutes: Meet female combat veterans of the war in Iraq (like captain Anastasia Breslow) in LIONESS, just one of the far-ranging films in the superb series Independent Lens," O, The Oprah Magazine [PDF download] Check out a preview below: LIONESS airs tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings) Interested in finding out more about the impact of this film on Capitol Hill? Check out a clip from Fox 5 News (Washington, DC):


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