Independent Lens: "Served Like a Girl"

Independent Lens: "Served Like a Girl"

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Left to right at front of stage: Andrea Waterbury, Kerry Turner and Rachel Engler are the three finalists in the Ms. Veteran America competition.

Courtesy of Brian Engler

Served Like a Girl is a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries, and military sexual abuse, these inspiring women find ways to adapt to the challenges they face through participation in the “Ms. Veteran America” competition. Guided by event founder and veteran Major Jas Boothe, the women work hard to prepare for the competition, and, in the process, recover parts of their identities they had lost on the battlefield. Filled with humor and heart in equal measures, Served Like a Girl airs on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 12 p.m. 

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