Title:  Poster Girl
Category:  Documentary
Length:  38 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Sara Nesson
Year:  2010
Country:  USA

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In this intimate film we follow Robynn Murray as she embarks on a journey of self discovery and redemption, using art and poetry to redefine her life. In 2003, Robynn enlisted in the Army in a unit focused on rebuilding Iraq but on her first day in-country she was re-assigned to machine gunner. Promoted to sergeant, Robynn was featured on the cover of ARMY Magazine as a "poster girl" for women serving in first-time combat roles. After her tour ended, Robynn became haunted by her actions in Iraq. Her tough-as-nails exterior cracked, creating a tailspin of anxiety, nightmares and panic attacks. As Robynn began the task of rebuilding her life as a civilian, she joined the "Combat Paper Workshop," and deconstructed her military experience into something creative -  literally saving her life. In this inspirational story demons must be faced in order to move forward, she must face the demons of her past head-on. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary: Short Subject. [violence]
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