Don't Be Fooled By The Face
Where Soldiers Come From
I have a hard time watching things about the war(s).
They are usually a little heavy-handed with some type of propaganda that never speaks to my true feelings about the people behind it or the people who are over their risking their lives (in every sense of the word).
This film was an incredible portrait of where soldiers really do come from- why they sign up, what their families think, what happens to them in the service, and the difficulties they face when they come home.
There's no "message", only truth.
"Where Soldiers Come From" was made by a young woman from the Keweenaw Peninsula (where I live), and it follows a number of young men from this area, one of whom is actually a student of my husband's. About half of the film is shot less than 15 miles from my house. Even if you are not interested in soldiers or the war, it's worth it for the way the filmmaker captures this truly unusual place.
It is opening in very select cities across the country right now and if it is in your city, you should go see it. But don't bring your kids, because the language is very bad (5 slept through it, so I think he's ok). Find out more here.