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Lioness - A Film Screening Presented By American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley 132

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A screening of the award winning film "Lioness, There for the Action, Missing From the Action" will take place at 7 pm, March 3rd, and at 2 pm, March 4th, at the Screening Room, which is located at 127 E. Congress St. in downtown Tucson. It is the second film in the series, “Untold History Through Arizona Eyes”, presented by American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132. “Lioness” makes public, for the first time, the hidden history 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’s first generation of female combat veterans. This probing documentary explores the unintended consequences when these Army women, who were mechanics, supply clerks, and engineers, were used to defuse tensions with local civilians. Such a course resulted in the women fighting alongside Marine combat units in the streets of Ramadi. Join us for a compelling portrait of the emotional and psychological effects of war from a female point of view. Told through intimate accounts, journal excerpts, archival footage, as well as interviews with military commanders, the film follows five Lioness women who served together for a year in Iraq. This is a fundraiser to support the efforts of the American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 to provide assistance to our women veterans. It is being shown in recognition of Women’s History Month and affords us the opportunity to celebrate our women veterans. Tickets are available for a donation of $7.00 and can obtained by contacting Oro Valley Unit 132 at 520-229-1064, ovunit132@gmail.com, or visit our website at http://www.ovunit132.info. You many also contact the box office at the Screening Room. Contact: Rachel Sharp Phone: (520) 981-3853 rasharp@aol.com ovunit132@gmail.com http://www.ovunit132.info/

Occurs once: Mar 3, 2012 (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Contact Name: Onita Davis
Contact Email: ovunit132@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 520-229-1064
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The Screening Room
127 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701

Ticket Price: $7
Ticketing Phone: 520-229-1064
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