[act-ma] "War Zone/Comfort Zone" free film screening

The Democracy Center info at democracycenter.org
Fri Oct 11 07:50:43 PDT 2013

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Please join us for a free screening of "War Zone/Comfort Zone," followed by
a Q & A with the director, Lizzie Warren.

Sat, Oct. 19th
7:30 pm
The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge (Harvard Square)

Women account for roughly 14 percent of the active-duty U.S. military and
more than 24 percent of the National Guard, yet they often receive less
than a hero's welcome upon their return to civilian life. Many face
poverty, homelessness and joblessness; deal with the psychological and
physiological effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from military
sexual trauma and combat-related injuries; and often receive poor service
from a Veterans Administration ill-equipped and, in some cases, unwilling
to help them. The Emmy®-nominated documentary WAR ZONE/COMFORT ZONE
uncovers the plight of these veterans through the intense and personal
stories of four women veterans coping with life after their military
service. Each seeks a sense of normalcy and peace without the benefit of a
comprehensive support system. WAR ZONE/COMFORT ZONE weaves together
intimate interviews with the story of two women — Shalini Madaras and Joy
Kiss — struggling to establish transitional housing for homeless female
veterans in Bridgeport, Connecticut, despite virulent community opposition.

Hope to see you there!
Be well,

Sarah Cadorette

The Democracy Center
45 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge MA 02138
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