Filmmaker Donna Musil, who grew up in a military family,
is scheduled to screen her documentary “BRATS: Our Journey Home”
on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Admission is free,
and Musil will be available to answer questions afterward.
The documentary is the first nonfiction film about a population that includes as many as 15 million Americans.
Brats is a term referring to those who grow up on military bases around the world,
then struggle to fit into an American lifestyle with which they have little in common.
There are approximately 320,000 adult military brats living in North Carolina.
Some of the better-known brats who participated in the film include Air Force brat Kris Kristofferson,
who not only narrated, but donated original songs to the production,
and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who is both a brat and the father of brats.