'Served Like a Girl' to Screen in Lincoln May 7

News Release Date: 
April 27, 2018

For Immediate Release
‘Served Like a Girl’ to Screen in Lincoln May 7

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 27, 2018) – The story of female veterans competing to become Ms. Veteran America is told in this powerful new film to be screened in Lincoln at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7 at the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park, 1650 Memorial Dr.

The free event is open to the public and presented by NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, in partnership with Lincoln Community Foundation as part of the “Indie Lens Pop-Up” neighborhood film series. An informal discussion with a panel of female veterans will follow the screening, led by Marthaellen Florence of NET.  Those interested in attending should sign up online at my.lcf.org/served.

“Served Like a Girl” is a poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active to civilian life after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness and military sexual abuse, these inspiring women find ways to adapt to the challenges they face through participation in the Ms. Veteran America competition. The women work hard to prepare for the competition and recover parts of their identities they had lost on the battlefield.

The Ms. Veteran America competition was established in 2012 to encourage women veterans to recognize and support their sisters as they return to civilian life and face debilitating emotional, social and economic challenges. More than a vehicle for shared recovery, the competition’s primary mission is to raise funds and awareness for America’s 55,000 homeless women veterans, a goal that resonates strongly with the women profiled in the film.

Served Like A Girl contestants

For those unable to attend the screening, “Served Like a Girl” will air on NET World at 9 p.m. CT, Monday, May 28 as part of the “Independent Lens” series on PBS. 

For a complete “Indie Lens Pop-Up” schedule, visit netNebraska.org/engage.

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Contact: MJ Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations
NET is Nebraska's statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.

Lincoln Community Foundation
The Lincoln Community Foundation, established in 1955, strives to continually enrich the Lincoln community by promoting and achieving perpetual philanthropic support. The foundation currently manages $135 million in assets and has distributed more than $117 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of thousands of residents.

Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS Independent Lens series, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for online Pop-Up events.