The film will be introduced by the discussant, and an informal conversation about themes, issues, and insights will follow the screening.
Hidden Battles is a dramatic and deeply personal documentary about the psychological impact of killing on the lives of five soldiers. Representing a cross section of nationalities, gender, class and race, these soldiers unveil intimate memories about the central act of war – the killing of another human being. How do these individuals make sense of what they have done? What happens when time challenges their carefully constructed stories? Directed by Victoria Mills, Hidden Battles is consciously apolitical but deeply psychological -- examining the strength and struggles of men and women who kill and how they create a life for themselves afterwards. (65 min., 2010)