Back From The Lion’s Den

How did a group of female support soldiers-mechanics, supply clerks and engineers-end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war? Find out in Lioness, a film about female combat veterans.

In the new PBS documentary “Lioness,” Specialist Shannon Morgan, a brawny, tattooed Army vet, conveys the anguish of post-traumatic stress disorder in one simple line. In the woods of her native Arkansas, she sits with a rifle in one hand. On the brink of tears, sounding half like a warrior and half like a lonely young girl, she recounts the fire fight in Iraq that probably should’ve killed her. “I really wish,” she says, “I had lost my mind.”

Lioness: A Room 11 Productions Film

Trailer in Quicktime Player, also can be viewd at site link directly above.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Broadcast on Thirteen/WNET

New York City

9:30 pm

Friday, November 7, 2008

Asheville Film Festival

Fine Arts Theater 4 pm

Thursday, November 13, 2008

National broadcast on Independent Lens, PBS – 9 pm

Saturday, November 15, 2008

International Film Festival of Peace and Human Rights

Valencia, Spain

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

American Museum of Natural History

New York, NY

4 pm

Monday, April 13, 2009

Images Cinema

Williamstown, MA

1 comment

  1. I saw this movie at one of it’s first screenings in NYC in May. As a woman who volunteered for combat duty and was initially considered for a TDY assignment in Ankara, then turned away by a sexist civilian contractor, I had more than the usual interest in the matter.

    Very impressive and thought provoking.  

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