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"Film writer covers 'Brats' life stories"
Zachary Baehr, Bellevue Leader, Bellevue, Nebraska
August/September 2006, p.8
Donna Musil, who was born at Fort
Benning, Georgia, set out to learn
about characteristics of “military
brats” after she had a reunion with
former classmates from school in
Korea. It sparked what became a
study of characteristics of life in the
military. All her peers – even at a
later age – appeared somewhat
disciplined by the mission-first
perspective from their own families,
with frequent moves. Musil estimated
she’d lived in 15 states plus Korea
“We’re very tolerant, racially tolerant.
We grew up in so many different
places, so we know what it feels like to
be the outsider, and at the same time,
we can be really self-righteous.” Musil
conducted more than 500 interviews to
produce a 90-minute documentary.
Brats: Our Journey Home is a finalist
for the 2006 Omaha Film Festival.