Why watch this film?
"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.
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.
Where to watch?
Available at home