The new documentary Service: When Women Come Marching Home will premiere on WNPT-Channel 8 at 9 p.m. on May 9. It follows several women's experiences in the military — including near-fatal injuries and rape by superiors — and the difficulties of adjusting to civilian life. From a release:
Women make up 15% of today’s military, and that number is expected to double in the next 10 years. Although Sue was a fully accepted member of her company, many women return home with the invisible injuries of war, PTSD and its insidious catalyst, Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Tonight, MTSU hosts a special screening of Service, followed by a Q&A with director Marcia Rock and Sue Downes, a Tennessee veteran featured in the film who was the first woman double amputee in Afghanistan.
The reception begins at 6 p.m. at Keathley University Center Theater, MTSU, with the screening at 7 p.m. and Q&A at 8 p.m. More info at the film website.