November 9, 2012
ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Lioness. Directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers tell a narrative of the Iraq War few Americans know. This compelling documentary follows five female army support soldiers who were part of the first program in American history to send women into direct ground combat despite their lack of tactical training. Without advancing a particular agenda, Lioness uses interviews, journal entries and archival footage to reveal the physical and psychological toll on these women soldiers.