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A soldier's dream turns into a nightmare when she is sexually harassed and murdered on base, sparking a movement for justice.


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"I Am Vanessa Guillen" is a powerful and emotional documentary that follows military families seeking truth and justice in cases of sexual assault within the US Armed Forces. The documentary focuses on the case of a Mexican-American who dreamed of joining the US Army, but was a victim of the darker side of that dream. In an hour and a half of filming, director Christy Wegener tells her tragic story, which sparked worldwide outrage.



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U.S. Army soldier Vanessa Guillen always dreamed of joining the military, but once she was stationed at Fort Hood, everything shattered: In 2020, after telling her mother she was being sexually harassed on base, Guillen was murdered by a fellow soldier. Her story sparked an international movement of assault victims demanding justice, and this bracing, candid film follows her family's fight for historic military reform, a journey that takes them all the way to the Oval Office.

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