Lioness

Lioness

DVD

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2009
UPC: 0767685153277
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:21:00

Special Features

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

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

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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Lioness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
¿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.