Lioness

Dir. Meg McLagan & Daria Sommers, 2008, 90 min.

Lioness tells the story of a group of female Army support soldiers who were part of the first program in American history to send women into direct ground combat. Without the same training as their male counterparts but with a commitment to serve as needed, these young women fought in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war and returned home as part of this country‚Äôs first generation of female combat veterans. Lioness makes public, for the first time, their hidden history. 

Panel Discussion:

Dir. Meg McLagan & Daria Sommers

Michelle Wilmot (Lioness and Program Director at the Veteran's Homestead Northeast Veteran Training and Rehabilitation Facility in Gardner, MA)

Anuradha Bhagwati (Marine and Executive Director of the Service Women Action Network)