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Lionesses Cynthia Espinoza, Ranie Ruthig, Shannon Morgan, and Michelle Perry in Ramadi, Iraq in July 2004. Photograph by Lloyd Francis Jr.
Spc. Rebecca Nava in the arms room at Fort Riley, Kansas. Photograph by Julia Dengel
Sergeant Michelle Brookfield Wilmot on guard duty in Ramadi, Iraq in April 2005. Photograph by Spc. Miranda Mattingly
Shannon Morgan on her parents’ porch in Mena, Arkansas. Photograph by Stephen T. Maing
LIONESS tells stories that would otherwise have been lost to history.
-Jesse Ellison, NEWSWEEK
This thought provoking documentary far surpasses any sociopolitical agenda.
-Ronnie Schelb, VARIETY
-Simi Horwitz, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
-Tony Perry, LA TIMES
-Gary Strauss, USA TODAY
A rare privilege to watch.
-Penny Miller-Marshall, POPCORN CHRONICLES
A fascinating study of the psychological impact of warfare.
-David Parkinson, EMPIRE ONLINE
-Sara Cardace, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
A powerful window through which to view the universality of the cost of war.
-Tom Rankin, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
LIONESS raises issues worth contemplating and presents portraits of real women in service as opposed to past media caricatures.
McLagan and Sommers’ Iraq-war doc avoids proselytizing in favor of telling the story of Team Lioness. The filmmakers check in with five of the women including one whose severe shell-shock speaks heart-wrenching volumes as to what they all endured.
- NEW YORK MAGAZINE
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