AFTER FIRE highlights the challenges faced by the fastest-growing group of American veterans: women, who now account for one in five new recruits to the U.S. Armed Forces. Demonstrating courage during their military service and resilience in its aftermath, the women in the film candidly confront the fallout of their experiences on their personal lives as they adjust to the civilian world. The documentary throws a spotlight on the human toll of rape in the military, combat injuries and bureaucratic dysfunction, telling a universal story about strength in the aftermath of trauma.
In addition to the women who generously opened their lives to my cameras, the film features Grace After Fire, a Texas-based nonprofit that provides resources and support groups for women veterans. It also highlights the work of the Texas House of Representatives Defense and Veterans' Affairs Committee, the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court, the Center for Health Care Services, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and several other San Antonio-area organizations. Its final scene is set at the 2015 NPC Lackland Classic bodybuilding competition.
The AFTER FIRE showing will be in San Antonio on July 7th at Texas A&M San Antonio - Main Campus Auditorium.
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