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The American Veterans of today's military live within a dual identity: that of soldier and civilian. They exist within a middle narrative of these two identities, facing not only the invisible wounds of war, but also the realities of civilian life. Taking a close look at the lives and memories of three contemporary Veterans, How Can I Tell You About War reveals the complexities of identifying as an American Veteran.
We hope that our film is able to bring more attention and a larger discussion around what needs to be done for Veterans in this country, and the struggles that they face. We also hope that it honors the lives of John, Kevin, and Isa by telling their stories and allowing them to represent their generation of soldiers whose stories are still in the shadows.