Hot Docs: Where Soldiers Come From

Hot Docs highlights interesting new documentaries we’ve recently added to our collection.

Where Soldiers Come From (DVD 10604) examines the lives of two high school graduates who enroll in the National Guard with the promise of college tuition. After four years, they return home as soldiers, battered by the war and unsure of their place at home. Rather than discussing war as a political phenomenon, Where Soldiers Come From tells the personal story of two young adults whose worlds and lives are changed by a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Official description from the film’s website:

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 war. […] Where Soldiers Come From looks beyond the guns and policies of an ongoing war to tell a human story about family, friendship, and community and how they all change when young people go off to fight

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