Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., will present the documentary film "Served Like a Girl" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25.
Director Lysa Heslov's powerful documentary follows several American women who were wounded in action and are now transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, divorce, serious illness, and military sexual abuse, these remarkable women harness humor to adapt to the emotional, social and economic challenges they face, through the Ms. Veteran America competition.
Balancing beauty and brawn, they are guided by event founder and veteran Major Jas Boothe, using the competition to regain their identities and way of life that they sacrificed in foreign wars. It is an engaging and honest look at an often-unseen veteran reality.
Plan on joining them in the Common Room for the last film of the church year. As a reminder, the next Friday Flicks showing will be on July 27, as they take a break in June.
The film is part of the fourth Friday Film program that is sponsored by the Social Justice Team of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. It is free and open to the public. The public is encouraged to register at www.uusg.org/friday-flicks/ to receive email notices of future programs.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, established in 1842 and the oldest church in Geneva, is a diverse, welcoming community that endeavors to make its covenant a living reality. They provide religious education and opportunities for spiritual growth. They encourage individual and mutual responsibility as together they work to be a liberal religious voice in the community and a force for compassionate social justice. For information, visit www.uusg.org.