Utah Film Center showing documentary that follows the story of women wounded in action

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It’s a story you don’t see often. Women wounded in action. This month at the Utah Film Center a documentary following these woman as they transition to civilian life will be showing for free.

The film, called “Served Like a Girl”, reveals the many challenges our soldiers face. See it December 5th and 7 p.m. at the City Library.


Director Lysa Heslov’s powerful documentary follows several American women who were wounded in action and are now transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, divorce, serious illness, and military sexual abuse, these remarkable women harness humor to adapt to the emotional, social and economic challenges they face, through the Ms. Veteran America competition. Balancing beauty and brawn, they are guided by event founder and veteran Major Jas Boothe, using the competition to regain their identities and way of life that they sacrificed in foreign wars. It is an engaging and honest look at an often unseen veteran reality.

Also showing this month, “HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution”. A film that highlights the dawn of the “clean energy era”. See it Dec. 14th at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center


Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while Jamie’s discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, Happening explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

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