Poster Girl

  • 8.5 10
  • 2010
  • 37min

POSTER GIRL is the story of Robynn Murray, an all-American Apple pie high-school cheerleader turned tough-as-nails machine gunner in the Iraq War and a “poster girl” for women in combat, distinguished by Army Magazine’s cover shot. Now Sgt. Robynn Murray comes home from Iraq, to face a new kind of battle she never anticipated.

AWARDS: Best Documentary Short Film. International Documentary Association (IDA)
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Oscar Nomination for Best Short Documentary/ IDFA/ HOT DOCS/ Documenta Madrid/ Telluride Film Festival

Poster girl, when war succumbs to art 

After 9-11, the inheritance of a family of military men and women and the need to defend the national pride led Robynn Murray to join the American Army with only nineteen years of age. But several years of service on the streets of Baghdad were enough for Murray to return home with a Post Traumatic Disorder and her dream of an idyllic country completely shattered.

Director Sara Nesson accompanies Murray in an incredible exercise of honesty through which she explain to us the sensations and images of guilt and disappointment of a war as she struggles to get her Monthly Disability Payment. The encounter with the Combat Paper Project, an art collective of war veterans becomes an opportunity for her to go on with her life from through artistic creation.

Sara Nesson
Sara Nesson Director

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