Santa Monica Public Library hosts a screening and discussion of the documentary Where Soldiers Come From today, Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library MLK Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Take an intimate look into the lives of the young people who fight our wars in this award-winning documentary that follows the four-year journey of childhood friends forever changed by war.
The film features best friends Dominic and Cole who join the National Guard after graduating from high school and are sent to Afghanistan where they spend their days sweeping for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Director Heather Courtney returned to her hometown in Northern Michigan to make this 2011 documentary that looks beyond the guns and policies of an ongoing war to tell a human story about family, friendship, and community and how they all change when young people go off to fight.
A discussion with members of the Student Veterans of America chapter at Santa Monica College follows the screening.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible.
For more information on Santa Monica Public Library programs, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at 310.458.8600.