Kansas State University


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LIONESS Documentary Film Screening and Discussion on Women and War

The documentary film, “LIONESS” was screened on Oct. 30th at the Wareham Theater in Manhattan, KS. “Lioness” presents the story of five women who served together for a year in Iraq, all deployed from Fort Riley to Iraq in 2004.  Together the women’s candid narratives and scenes from their lives back home form a portrait of the emotional and psychological effects of war from a female point of view. A panel discussion on the current status of women and war followed the documentary, which included several women from the LIONESS documentary.  The panel included SPC (Ret) Becky Martinez and SFC Ranie Ruthig, who were both featured in the documentary film, plus SGE Nicole Sively, 35th Military Police Company, Kansas National Guard, and Lt Col Judy Mathewson, 188 Fighter Wing, Arkansas National Guard.

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