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Making a War Documentary: A Twitter Chat with Heather Courtney (Where Soldiers Come From)

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Heather Courtney, director of the Emmy-nomimated documentary Where Soldiers Come From, will be on the #docchat Twitter chat Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific), taking your questions about making the “war documentary.”

Where Soldiers Come From isn’t just a war film, and in many ways is better described as a documentary about growing up than a commentary about war, but Courtney navigated trips to Afghanistan and how to go about documenting young soldiers in a war zone.

As Courtney told POV in 2011, “As difficult as that time was for them, they were very open to sharing it with me.”

Ask the filmmaker a question by posting to Twitter with the hashtag #docchat.

Here is an overview of the #docchat event:

Making a War Documentary

Heather Courtney

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8-9 PM Eastern. If you can’t make it, you can send in your questions ahead of time using the hashtag #docchat or in a comment below.

Who: Heather Courtney will be the guest, tweeting from @WSCFFilm. Adnaan Wasey of POV (@adnaanwasey) will be moderating from @povdocs.

How: To submit a question, send a tweet with the hashtag #docchat from an active Twitter account or leave a comment below if you don’t have an account. To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #docchat on Twitter or follow along at You can also bookmark this post and return on Wednesday, September 12, for a recap.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.