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Service

The documentary highlights the special challenges facing disabled female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

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Latest News: SERVICE wins NY Emmy Award for Best Military Program!

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This inspiring documentary is about women warriors in their most fierce and intimate battle to overcome visible and invisible wounds ... a must see!" Alfie Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington State VA

Marcia Rock

Marcia Rock is an independent filmmaker who has produced many documentaries on women's issues. "Salt Harvesters of Ghana" (2007) captures the dignity of women working in a grueling landscape. It won best short at the Newburyport Documentary Film. "Writers' Rooms: The Making of a Mural" (2008) follows painter Elena Climent's research of six American writers' workspaces. Her documentary on the changing role of women in Northern Ireland, "Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories" (1997) won many awards including the AWRT Grand Documentary Award. She has produced several pieces on New York City and writers. McSorley's New York won an Emmy in 1987. "Village Writers: the Bohemian Legacy" (1990) recounts the literary history of Greenwich Village. Reynolds Price: a Writer's Inheritance (1989) explores the powerful relationship between family history and art. Rock's films have also gone in more personal direction. "Dancing with My Father" (2003), ponders how adult love is shaped by what a child learns at home and "Surrender Tango" (2006) compares the rules and roles of tango with contemporary relationships. Rock is director of News and Documentary at the NYU Arthur Carter Journalism Institute and co-author with Marlene Sanders of, Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News. Her work has been featured on Public Television and cable. Her films are currently in distribution with Cinema Guild, Filmmakers Library and Create Space/Amazon.

Patricia Stotter

Patricia Lee Stotter (liquidarchitecture.com, truerep.net) is an Emmy Awarding winning composer and writer for television, film, theater and interactive media. Stotter composed the scores for documentary films including Unchained Memories, Discovering Women, From the Ashes, Reading from the Heart, Salt Harvesters of Ghana, Spirit to Spirit, Suicide Notes, incidental music for many plays, and many Sesame Street songs for numbers 1-20, letters A-Z and healthy fruits and vegetables.

In addition to her work on our film, Patricia produces and directs our social networking platform, podcasts and other interactive media. Patricia's interest in trauma and invisible injuries, as well as art's role in healing those injuries, began when she composed the score for From the Ashes, directed by Deborah Shaffer, a film exploring how artists living in lower Manhattan responded to 9/11. She then collaborated with the authors of the book Flashback to create a a testimonial theatre piece made up of verbatim testimony from widows of Viet Nam veterans who committed suicide 5-25 years after their active duty ended. By 2005, she had created True Rep, a repertory company that explores trauma and resilience through testimonial theater and film, bridging actors, writers, directors, musicians and artists with the human(e) service sector. Through True Rep, Stotter was honored to work with the P.R.O.V.E (Project for Return and Opportunity in Veteran Education) program, CUNY, Hunter Campus. Other True Rep projects have worked through art with foster children and their birth mothers, creators of peer-to-peer treatments for civilians labeled "mentally ill", and with therapists supporting individuals undergoing residential treatment for addiction.

From Sesame Street to HBO/PBS documentaries, independent features to plays and musicals, Stotter is all about the right voice at the right moment addressing human rights. Patricia is a proud member of The Dramatist's Guild and ASCAP.

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Although the documentary is finished, the project is alive and growing. We would like to know what challenges you face and solutions you find. Listen to our podcasts or join our open Facebook group and become our fan.

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