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TransMilitary premieres at the Veterans Film Festival

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The Veterans Film Festival in partnership with RSL National, is excited to announce the Australian Premiere of TransMIiitary, (USA, 99mins). The documentary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.


They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. 

“Transmilitary is one of the most informative and visually engaging films that shows four brave men and women going about their lives,” said Festival Director, Tom Papas, “There’s even a love story in this doco.”

Director Gabriel Silverman, Co-Director Fiona Dawson, and Producer Jamie Coughlin, weave the story around Jack Ireland’s and Laila Villanueva’s romance as we journey through this four year story.

The mission of the TransMilitary is to build empathy, increase validation, remove stereotypes and ignite a call to action.

The goal is to give audiences a new way to understand what it means to be transgender through the lens of those who have chosen to serve their country in USA. As the ban on open transgender service continues its battle in the courtroom, the film builds empathy, increases validation, and breaks down stereotypes.

TransMilitary will be screening at Capitol Theatres, Manuka on Friday, 2 November 2018 at 6:00pm.

For further information and to buy tickets visit www.veteransfilmfestival.com

About Veterans Film Festival

The Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is an annual event that brings people together to discover extraordinary stories about veterans, first responders, all who experience warfare and their families.

The VFF offers a meeting ground and artistic platform for veterans and filmmakers to network as creative artists and to engage with audiences of all ages, cultures and abilities.

The Veterans Film Festival is a not-for-profit arts organisation, whose aim is to raise awareness and contribute to our understanding of those who have been part of international conflict.

Original Source: www.veteransfilmfestival.com

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