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Honoring Veteran’s Day with ‘Where Soldiers Come From’

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, Student Veteran’s organizations, libraries, and community organizers are bringing soldiers’ experiences to their communities with screenings of Heather Courtney’s Where Soldiers Come From. Check out these past and upcoming screenings, as well as a photo slideshow of the mural created by artist Dominic Fredianelli (featured in the film) in collaboration with student veterans at University of California, Santa Barbara.


Sayville, NY
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:30PM
In honor of Veteran’s Day, join the Sayville Public Library for a screening and discussion of Where Soldiers Come From, facilitated by librarian and documentary film expert, Jessica Oelcher. For more information, call (631) 589-4440.

Tuscon, AZ
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00PM
Join the University of Arizona’s Student Veterans of America for a free screening of Where Soldiers Come From to end their Veterans Week events. For more information, call (520) 227-9530.

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Greensburg, PA
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:30PM
The Student Veterans of Seton Hill at Seton Hill University hosted a free screening and discussion.

Bowling Green, KY
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:00PM
As part of Veterans Outreach Week, the Western Kentucky University Student Veterans Alliance held a free screening.

Santa Barbara, CA
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:00PM
Filmmaker Heather Courtney visited UC-Santa Barbara to show clips from the film and discuss the struggles facing young veterans returning to school and coping with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD. In the week leading up to the event, artist Dominic Fredianelli (featured in the film) created a large-scale mural in collaboration with student veterans and art students at UCSB. The mural is now installed in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Check out the POV Flickr slideshow (above) to see the mural in progress. It blew us away!

Aubrey Gallegos
Aubrey Gallegos
Aubrey started at POV as an intern in 2011, and worked briefly as Special Events Coordinator before moving into a full time position as Community Engagement and Education Coordinator. Prior to joining POV, she spent three years as an environmental educator and deckhand aboard wooden sailing ships, including the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which was co-founded by Pete Seeger. She has also worked as an Event Manager for UnionDocs, a documentary art space in Brooklyn, and served as a Production Assistant on a number of independent film and theater productions. Aubrey graduated from Whitman College with bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Film Studies. Aubrey's favorite documentaries are: 1. Dont Look Back 2. Salesman 3. Sweetgrass 4. Food, Inc. 5. The Up Series