In 2013, this project began as A Child’s Guide to War. Founded by Susan Hackley, the mother of an American combat veteran, the team has expanded to include respected filmmakers, veteran family members, and community leaders.
From countless discussions and interviews, the team produced a short film called Veteran Kids, which has been featured at five film festivals. We are now working on completing a documentary film which will be aired by WFYI, the PBS affiliate station in Indianapolis, Indiana, where much of the filming has taken place.
We renamed the project Veteran Children to reflect our focus on the impact that war has on children of veterans and servicemembers currently serving in our post 9-11 wars. The new website provides a more dynamic, informative platform from which to communicate our project and progress.