POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Where Soldiers Come From
by Heather Courtney

Better This World
National PBS Encore Presentation on POV
Thursday, September 6 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

From a snowy, small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four–year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. As it chronicles the young men's transformation from restless teenagers to soldiers looking for roadside bombs to 23–year–old combat veterans trying to start their lives again, the film offers an intimate look at the young Americans who fight our wars, the families and towns they come from – and the way one faraway conflict changes everything. A co–production of Quincy Hill Films and ITVS in association with American Documentary | POV, with funds provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (90 minutes)

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Where Soldiers Come From will be streaming online from September 7, 2012 to September 20, 2012.
To buy the DVD, go to www.wheresoldierscomefrom.com

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Teachers, access a lesson plan and video clips on 'The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families.'

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the desJardins/Blachman Fund, and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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