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Partner Toolkit

We're glad you're excited about the encore presentation of Where Soldiers Come From. Here you'll find everything you need to get involved with the film, from alerting your community to the PBS national broadcast, to hosting a free screening. It’s easy to do. Scroll down for a list of ways that you can share this film with your friends, family, and community.

Where Soldiers Come From will have its PBS encore presentation on Thursday, September 6 at 10PM. (check local listings)


Sign Up for a Reminder

We will send you an email reminder the week before the PBS encore presentation. Forward to your friends, family or organization members as a reminder to watch Where Soldiers Come From on PBS on September 6, 2012! Sign Up »

Embed the Trailer on Your Site

Watch Where Soldiers Come From - Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.

Tip: Roll your mouse over the video screen, click on the "Embed" button in the toolbar, copy the code and paste it into the HTML of your blog or web page where you want the trailer to appear. If you would like to adjust the size of the video window, just change the height and width dimensions within the code. If you have any questions about embedding video or anything else on this page, please email us at events {at}

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"Like" Us on Facebook

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You can also post the Where Soldiers Come From trailer on your Facebook profile by linking to this URL: Tell all your friends to watch the film September 6!

Tweet About It

Help spread the word about Where Soldiers Come From broadcast by tweeting about it! Be sure to include @povengage and @WSCFFilm.

Twitter birdFollow @povdocs for the latest news in documentaries.

Follow @povengage for the latest in community screenings and lesson plans,

Follow @WSCFFilm for updates on the film.

We've even whipped up some sample tweets for you below.

@WSCFFilm follows childhood friends from Michigan to the battlefield and back on @povdocs @PBS 9/6, 10pm

How is a rural community affected when young people go off to war? Watch @WSCFFilm 9/6, 10pm @PBS & discuss

Variety: "Packs a savage but understated punch" - @WSCFFilm on @povdocs @PBS 9/6, 10pm

@WSCFFilm- An intimate portrait of 3 friends' 4 year journey from teenagers to soldiers @povdocs @PBS 9/6, 10pm

Beyond Broadcast

Host a Sneak Preview Screening

The Way We Get By screening

Photo by Larry Glenn, Hands On Network

If you are a community organizer, high school, after school, college or ESL teacher, young person using media to reach your peers or a PBS station employee interested in planning free screenings in your community, please sign up with POV's Community Network and we'll loan you a copy of the film (for free!)
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Screening Toolkit

Find everything you need to host your own free screening, from a step-by-step instructional guide, to tools to alert your local press, to an easy flyer template to fill out and print, and audience evaluations to distribute after your screening. It's all here!


Step-by-Step Guide
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Partner Agreement
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Press Release
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Media Contact Form
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Audience Evaluation
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Discussion Materials


Discussion Guide »


Lesson Plan »


Reading List »

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Frustrated with how small-town America was often portrayed in the mainstream media, I wanted to tell a story about my rural hometown that countered those stereotypes.”

— Heather Courtney, Filmmaker

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