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Program for Veterans

A Film by Heather Courtney
USA 2011 • 91
The Angelika Dallas Mockingbird Station
Thursday Sept, 22 9 PM


From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of
Afghanistan and back, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM follows the
four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway
A documentary about growing up, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM,
is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the
families and town they come from. Returning to her hometown,

Director Heather Courtney gains extraordinary access following these
young men as they grow and change from teenagers stuck in their
town, to 23-year-old veterans facing the struggles of returning home.

“Packs a savage but understated punch.”
— Andrew Barker, Variety
“One of the TOP TEN FILMS of SXSW.
A rich document from an enclosed world of youth.”
– Mark Asch, Film Comment
— Aaron Hillis, LA Weekly

Introduced by Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist David Lesson

Listen to the coverage of film on NPR Here

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The Video Association of Dallas is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.

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