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Served Like a Girl


Served Like a Girl

Director: Lysa Heslov
Producers: Lysa Heslov, Seth Gordon, Linda Perry
Cast: Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler, Hope Garcia, Denyse Gordon, Marissa Strock, Andrea Waterbury

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Director Lysa Heslov’s documentary Served Like a Girl provides a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our wounded US female service personnel often return to a stark reality, one that is rarely discussed or considered.  Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries and the aftermath of military sexual abuse, these amazing women find ways to adapt and overcome debilitating challenges through participation in the Ms. Veteran American competition. Guided by event founder and veteran, Jas Boothe, the women leverage their experiences gained through competition to recover the parts of themselves and their personal identities they had lost on the battlefield. Called "ENGAGING, HONEST and POWERFUL," this film is a beautiful tapestry interlaced with poignant moments, social commentary and humor.

2017, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 90 min
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