The audience responses to the film were overwhelmingly positive. Many learned for the first time about the sacrifices and struggles military families experience when a spouse and parent goes to war, how they cope and demonstrate remarkable strengths. Military families said that the film accurately and poignantly captured how war has profound impacts on their lives. Everyone expressed hope that we will show the film widely, as it is a way to understand an often invisible cost of war and to know more about 2 million military children whose childhoods have been shaped by their mother or father serving in our post-9/11 wars. These wars have not yet ended, and children are still being deeply impacted, as their parents continue to deploy and serve in war.
We are delighted with the many requests we have already received to show the film. And we are excited about the next phase of our film project, as we bring the film to a broad audience, including high schools and colleges, community groups, and military service organizations. If you would like to show this important and illuminating film to a particular group or organization, please let us know.