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Poster for the POV film
Where Soldiers Come From

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. The New York Times calls the film a “quietly devastating documentary about growing up all too quickly.”

Where Soldiers Come From begins its theatrical run tonight, Friday, September 9, 2011, with screenings at New York City’s Village East Cinemas. Over the next few months, the film will be opening across the country.

(And don’t you forget you can watch the film on POV, starting November 10, 2011!)

Is the film coming to your city? See a list of upcoming show dates below.

Village East Cinemas • New York, NY • Opens September 9 (U.S. Theatrical Premiere)
Gene Siskel Theater • Chicago, IL • Opens September 16
Twin Cities Film Festival • Minneapolis, MN • September 22 – 26
Dallas Video Festival • Dallas, TX • September 22 – 25
Calumet Theater • Calumet, MI • September 25 – 30
Detroit Institute of Arts • Detroit, MI • September 30 – October 2
Michigan Theater • Ann Arbor, MI • October 1
Laemmle Sunset 5 • Los Angeles, CA • Opens October 7
Bend Film Festival • Bend, OR • October 6 – 9
Alamo Drafthouse • Austin, TX • October 12, 13, and 15
Heartland Film Fest • Indianapolis, IN • October 13 – 22
Celebration Lansing 19 • Lansing, MI • Opens in October
Celebration Cinemas • Grand Rapids, MI • Opens in October

Reading Gaslamp 15
• San Diego, CA • Opens in October
Northwestern University Block Theater • Evanston, IL • October 27
Temple Theater • River Fest • Saginaw, MI • November 3 – 8

Trailer for Where Soldiers Come From

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Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.