Lioness

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Overview

Official U.S. policy dictates that female soldiers are forbidden from engaging in direct ground combat, and in this documentary filmmakers Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers explore the reasons why the women of Team Lioness were dispatched on missions with all-male combat units during the Iraq War. Despite the fact that these brave heroines received almost no combat training before being deployed to Iraq on non-combat duty, they played a crucial role in diffusing tensions with local civilians while frequently becoming...
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Overview

Official U.S. policy dictates that female soldiers are forbidden from engaging in direct ground combat, and in this documentary filmmakers Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers explore the reasons why the women of Team Lioness were dispatched on missions with all-male combat units during the Iraq War. Despite the fact that these brave heroines received almost no combat training before being deployed to Iraq on non-combat duty, they played a crucial role in diffusing tensions with local civilians while frequently becoming caught up in deadly ground skirmishes. With this film, McLagan and Sommers pay tribute to the unsung women of war who risked their lives for the cause of freedom yet received virtually no public recognition for their bravery and sacrifice.
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Special Features

Exclusive, Never-Before-Seen Footage; Update: Team Lioness on Capitol Hill; Trailer; Filmmaker Biographies; The Changing Role of Women in the Military
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • UPC: 767685153277
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: New Video Group
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:21:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,645

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anastasia Breslow Participant
Kate Guttornsen Participant
Shannon Morgan Participant
Rebecca Nava Participant
Ranie Ruthig Participant
Technical Credits
Meg McLagan Director, Producer
Daria Sommers Director, Producer
Brendon Anderegg Score Composer
Julia Parker Benello Executive Producer
Julia Dengel Cinematographer
Wendy Ettinger Executive Producer
Judith Helfand Executive Producer
Kirsten Johnson Cinematographer
Stephen Maing Co-producer, Editor
Brian Scibinico Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lioness
1. Women in Combat [5:03]
2. Coming Home [6:31]
3. What Goes Around Comes Around [4:38]
4. There for the Action, Missing from History [7:14]
5. Iraq [5:49]
6. Ramadi, April 2004 [5:05]
7. The Longest Second [16:13]
8. The Big Disconnect [2:22]
9. You Girls Made It [7:28]
10. Moving On [9:25]
11. Kate and Becky at Fort Riley [4:11]
12. A Long, Hard Haul [8:45]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Lioness
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   Scenes
   Extras
      Bonus Footage (36 min)
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         Zulma Leaving (2 Min)
         Women in the Military (5 min)
         Fort Stewart Part I: In the Scenario (5 min)
         Fort Stewart Part II: Behind the Scenario (3 min)
         No IED's Please! (1 min)
         Jumpmaster (4 min)
         In Remembrance: Lori Ann Piestewa (4 min)
         Marine Lionesses (4 Min)
         Team Lioness on Capitol Hill (8 Min)
      Theatrical Trailer (2 Min)
      Filmmaker Bios
         Meg McLagen
         Daria Sommers
      About Docurama
      Credits
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  • Posted November 12, 2011

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    Strong Lioness

    ¿Lioness¿ is a great film about a group of female soldiers that were a pivotal part of the early stages of the Iraq war. The film shares their feelings and experiences while they simultaneously juggle other facets of life. It features five of the women who were directly involved in the combat: Specialist Shannon Morgan,Specialist Rebecca Nava,Captain Anastasia Breslow,Staff Sergeant Ranie Ruthig, andMajor Kate Gurromsen. Captain Lory Manning is also featured discussing her perspective on women involved in combat. This film is worth watching because it tells the unique perspective of how these brave women felt about their jobs while simultaneously grappling with the political debate regarding the pros and cons of placing females at the frontline. It is also very insightful when they courageously open their hearts on a couple of circumtances. For example, it pulled at my heartstrings when one of the women described an emotionally charged experience of an incident in Iraq. She was inside one of the vehicles when some of the local children were climbing on it. Another incident shows the females congregating together and watching a history channel documentary about the current conflict. They are justifiably concerned about the omission of female names. This was even with one of the officers mentioning how at least 25 females were available for the event being featured. I completely understand that many brave men fight in these wars. However, this documentary proves that more women also deserve similar recognition.

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