The Emmy-nominated documentary Where Soldiers Come From on POV.

POV‘s 25th season of independent nonfiction on PBS continues with the Emmy-nominated documentary Where Soldiers Come From, a story of childhood friends who join the National Guard and journey from a snowy, small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan.

Watch it on PBS stations Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Check your local listings »

Watch the trailer for the documentary Where Soldiers Come From. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, on POV.

From a snowy, small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. As it chronicles the young men’s transformation from restless teenagers to soldiers looking for roadside bombs to 23-year-old combat veterans trying to start their lives again, the film offers an intimate look at the young Americans who fight our wars, the families and towns they come from — and the way one faraway conflict changes everything.

Visit POV’s Where Soldiers Come From website for video and interactive features about the film.

Did you know? Many POV films are available free to stream online and on your mobile devices. Visit POV’s Watch Video page or download the PBS mobile app for iPhone or iPad, and see which films are available today!

POV’s 25th season on PBS continues Thursday nights through October.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.