Editor's note: Military Times will spotlight a group of GI Film Festival selections regularly in the run-up to the festival.
The Category: Women Warriors
The Films: "After Fire," "Call Me Ma'am," "Reunion" and "This is Me."
- "After Fire" tracks female veterans in San Antonio who learn to navigate the civilian world while coping with trauma they suffered while in uniform.
- "Call Me Ma'am" shows a female Navy officer's struggles to improve her new department and gain the respect of her sailors. A Navy veteran wrote, directed and stars in the short.
- "Reunion" presents a female soldier attempting to reconnect with her daughter, who lives with the soldier's ex-husband and another woman.
- "This is Me" showcases a young veteran who comes to terms with a long-held secret while in boot camp. She decides to unburden herself and deal with the aftermath.
The Trailers (where available):
The Screenings: The films will screen at the Navy Memorial Theater on Saturday, May 27, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the block are available here; full-festival passes also are available.
The Rundown: For more on these films and others, visit the GI Film Festival's official site.