Where Soldiers Come From tells the story of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from their rural high school, because they need the money for college. We follow them on their 4-year journey from teenagers stuck in their town, to soldiers looking for bombs in Afghanistan, to 23-year-old combat veterans starting their lives again back home. At its heart a film about growing up, Where Soldiers Come From is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars, the place and people they come from, and what happens when they return. —SXSW
Moving and insightful doc follows a group of childhood friends from Michigan who join the National Guard and are deployed to Afghanistan. No grand political statements here, no melodrama or manipulation, just a simple and haunting portrait of friends in war, and a powerful portrait of its damaging effects upon their return.
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