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Served Like a Girl - The International Film Festival

 
Served Like a Girl - The International Film Festival

 

Film is the most popular form of art and entertainment in the world and a wonderful way for us to communicate with each other. This month, enjoy the movies like the old days. Paradise Valley Community College’s Fall 2021 Film Festival will be held in-person this year at the college’s Center for Performing Arts, northeast side of campus. Doors open at 6 p.m.; however, seating is limited for social distancing. All films begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s film festival is provided in a dual format, in-person and virtually online. To view from the comfort of your own home, register here. Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent on Monday the week of each film via email. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021   

Served Like a Girl (NR; 2017, U.S., 103 minutes)

This documentary is 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 U.S. 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 America” competition to recover the parts of themselves and their personal identities they had lost on the battlefield.

A post film discussion will take place with Gary Zaro, director of the International Film Festival at PVCC and Humanities Professor.