Where Soldiers Come From is a documentary by Heather Courtney. She followed several teens from a small town in Northern Michigan who sign up for National Guard. They all get deployed to Afghanistan and end up on a team that does sweeps for roadside bombs. The film follows their journey from teenagers to 23 year olds with traumatic brain injury disorders and they’re attempts to find their place in Michigan after they return home.
The film premiered at Austin’s SXSW Fest and is making the festival rounds at the moment. Unfortunately, no release date has been set yet for a wider showing.