Independent Lens and PBS Present: “Served Like a Girl”

May 24, 2018

A Powerful and Poignant Look at a Group of Diverse Female Veterans as They Transition From Active Duty to Civilian Life After Serving Tours of Duty in Iraq and Afghanistan

Lysa Heslov, Director, Served Like a Girl

(San Francisco, CA, Thursday, May 24, 2018)Served Like a Girl is a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries, and military sexual abuse, these inspiring women find ways to adapt to the challenges they face through participation in the “Ms. Veteran America” competition.

Ms. Veteran America was established in 2012 to encourage women veterans to recognize and support their sisters as they return to civilian life. More than a vehicle for shared recovery, the competition’s main mission is to raise funds and awareness for America’s 55,000 homeless women veterans, a goal that resonates strongly with the women profiled in the film.

Served Like a Girl premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. 

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