Friday, August 7, 2015
Film explores female veterans’ struggles
A candid documentary being screened at the Little Theatre aims to create awareness about the specific challenges female veterans face — and one of its featured voices is from Greece.
Service: When Women Come Marching Home, showing for free on Monday, depicts the courage of several female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life. It brings to light a disturbing disparity: Women who have been in the military are more likely to be single parents, unemployed, homeless, living in poverty and victims of sexual trauma. And though they make up just 14 percent of today’s military forces, that figure is expected to double over the next decade, according to Disabled American Veterans, a national advocacy and assistance group.