In honor of Veteran’s Day, Student Veteran’s organizations, libraries, and community organizers are bringing soldiers’ experiences to their communities with screenings of Heather Courtney’s Where Soldiers Come From. Check out these past and upcoming screenings, as well as a photo slideshow of the mural created by artist Dominic Fredianelli (featured in the film) in collaboration with student veterans at University of California, Santa Barbara.


Sayville, NY
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:30PM
In honor of Veteran’s Day, join the Sayville Public Library for a screening and discussion of Where Soldiers Come From, facilitated by librarian and documentary film expert, Jessica Oelcher. For more information, call (631) 589-4440.

Tuscon, AZ
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00PM
Join the University of Arizona’s Student Veterans of America for a free screening of Where Soldiers Come From to end their Veterans Week events. For more information, call (520) 227-9530.

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Greensburg, PA
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:30PM
The Student Veterans of Seton Hill at Seton Hill University hosted a free screening and discussion.

Bowling Green, KY
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:00PM
As part of Veterans Outreach Week, the Western Kentucky University Student Veterans Alliance held a free screening.

Santa Barbara, CA
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:00PM
Filmmaker Heather Courtney visited UC-Santa Barbara to show clips from the film and discuss the struggles facing young veterans returning to school and coping with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD. In the week leading up to the event, artist Dominic Fredianelli (featured in the film) created a large-scale mural in collaboration with student veterans and art students at UCSB. The mural is now installed in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Check out the POV Flickr slideshow (above) to see the mural in progress. It blew us away!

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