Cameron University's School of Liberal Arts will host a screening of "Brats: Our Journey Home," a documentary exploring the experience of children growing up as military dependents, on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. Prior to the screening, CU will host an opportunity for students, faculty and community members to discuss the film and the extensive internet project designed to help link children of the military who have lost track of each other. The informational session is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the University Theatre.
Independent filmmaker Donna Musil's "Brats" is a cinematic glimpse into a global subculture whose journey to adulthood is a mixture of incredible excitement and enormous pain. Musil and writer/producer Tim Wurtz will be present for the screening and to discuss the film with the audience.
In "Brats," U.S. military ‘brats' share intimate memories about their unique childhoods - growing up on military bases around the world, then struggling to fit into an American lifestyle with which they have little in common. Moving from base to base around the world, they are at home everywhere - and nowhere. Their passports say "United States," but they're really citizens of the world.
Singer/songwriter and Air Force brat Kris Kristofferson narrates the film, which includes interviews with General Norman Schwarzkopf and other military dependents as well as rare archival footage, home movies and private photographs from post-war Japan, Germany, and Vietnam.
For more information about "Brats: Our Journey Home," go to www.bratsfilm.com.
October 14, 2009