BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE TO CALL HOME...
BRATS: Our Journey Home A Donna Musil Film Featuring Narration and Music by Kris Kristofferson
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With the help of The Sprint Foundation and other donors like yourself, the nonprofit Brats Without Borders is hosting screenings of the award-winning documentary, "BRATS: Our Journey Home" around the country, in conjunction with its educational outreach program, Operation Military Brat. In some cities, Writer-Director Donna Musil hosts town hall meetings and "BRATS" Workshops with military families, educators, and health care providers. If you can't make it to one of our events, host your own screening! (Just let us know first, so we can give you the legal parameters and help announce it on our website.)

Screenings

America talks a lot about soldiers and spouses, but we rarely focus on the children... on the long-term effects... or issues beyond deployment. Brats Without Borders hopes to change that. Operation Military Brat's mission is to:
  • Raise the awareness of the challenges facing military brats of all ages.
  • Acknowledge and celebrate their sacrifices and contributions.
  • Improve the quality of their lives.
If you can't wait for a screening, rent or buy a copy of the film for the brat in your life - your child, your spouse, your parent, your friend, or yourself! DVD sales and donations support Operation Military Brat and all of our other projects.




Operation Military Brat Tour Dates - 2012

Made possible in part with the generous support of The Sprint Foundation!

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Keep checking the site for new times/dates/locations. We will post them as soon as they're confirmed. Cities without specific information are all tentative.


2012

March 30, 2012 - Alexandria, VA - FIGT Conference (Families in Global Transition) - presentation with filmmakers Donna Musil and Ema Ryan-Yamazaki about military "brats" and "third culture kids" - The Westin Alexandria, 9:00 p.m. - to register, please see FIGT.

June 21-24, 2012 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Zweibrucken American High School "All Class Years" Reunion - screening of "BRATS: Our Journey Home" and presentation about military "brats" with filmmaker Donna Musil - Sands Resorts Conference Center, exact times and dates TBD - for more information, see the reunion site.

July 7, 2012 - Falls Church, VA - Berlin American High School Reunion - presentation about military "brats" with "BRATS: Our Journey Home" filmmaker Donna Musil - Marriott Fairview Park, 1:00 p.m. - for more information, see the reunion site.

August 3, 2012 - Broomfield, CO - ISB Reunion (International School of Bangkok) - presentation about military "brats" and "third culture kids" with filmmaker Donna Musil - Omni Interlaken Resort, 2:30 p.m. - for more information, write to ISB.


FUTURE SCREENINGS


If you would like to host a screening, just let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate you! Here's a list of our past screenings and workshops!





Past Screenings & Workshops

Operation Military Brat Screenings
Washington, DC - West End Neighborhood Library
Arlington, VA - Arlington Cinema 'n Drafthouse
Columbia, MD - Slayton House Theater at Wilde Lake
Philadelphia, PA - National Liberty Museum
New York, NY - New World Stages
Providence, RI - Providence Public Library
Cambridge, MA - Brattle Theater on Harvard Square
Wichita Falls, TX - Hirschi High School
Lawton, OK - Cameron University
Oklahoma City, OK - Rose State College
Junction City, KS - Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Overland Park, KS - Glenwood Arts Theater
Shreveport, LA (and Barksdale AFB) - Robinson Film Center (and Hoban Hall)
US Army Garrisons, Germany & Italy - Kaiserslautern, Landstuhl & Mannheim, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy

Operation Military Brat "BRATS" Workshops
Psychiatric Institute of Washington - Washington, DC - "Beyond Deployment: The Challenges of Growing Up Military" (Donna Musil, JD, Executive Director, Brats Without Borders & Diane Dillard Broadnax, M.S.W., LICSW)
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida - sponsored by the Eglin Air Force Base Library - "Military BRATS: The Invisible Warriors" (Donna Musil, JD, Executive Director, Brats Without Borders) - for more information, contact Librarian Dorothee Bennett
US Army Garrisons in Kaiserslautern and Mannheim, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy - sponsored by the U.S. Army Chaplaincy - "Military BRATS: Your Invisible Warriors" (Donna Musil, JD, Executive Director, Brats Without Borders & Dr. Paulette M. Bethel, CMC, USAF Retired) - for more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Powell or Dr. Grace Yuell
J.E. Williams Middle School, Huntsville, AL - "Military BRATS: Invisible Warriors" (Donna Musil, JD, Executive Director, Brats Without Borders) - for more information, contact Barbara Williams or Dr. Avis Williams
Intercultural Management Institute's 11th Annual Conference on Intercultural Relations - Washington, DC - "The Stranger In Your Home: Understanding TCKs and Helping them Thrive, Not Just Survive" (Donna Musil, JD, Executive Director, Brats Without Borders)
Families in Global Transition Conference - Houston, TX - "TCKs and Tolerance: What TCKs Can Teach Us About Race & Diversity" (Donna Musil, JD, Executive Director, Brats Without Borders & Dr. Paulette M. Bethel, CMC, USAF Retired)

BRATS Film Tour
San Francisco, CA - Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre

Sacramento, CA - The Crest Theatre
Tucson, AZ - The Loft Cinema
San Antonio, TX - Aztec on the Riverwalk
Dallas, TX - Landmark's Magnolia Theater
Fort Worth, TX - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Austin, TX - St. Edward's University
Killeen, TX - Central Texas College
Elizabethtown, KY - Historic State Street Theater Complex
Huntsville, AL - U.S. Space and Rocket Center Museum and Theater
Anniston, AL - Zannie Theatre, Buckner Center
Pensacola, FL - Gulf Breeze Cinema 4
Tacoma, WA - Children's Deployment Fair
Montgomery, AL - Capri Theatre
Columbus, GA - Cunningham Center for Leadership Development
Warner Robins, GA - Museum of Aviation
Orlando, FL - Enzian Theater
Jacksonville, FL - Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Cocoa, FL - Central Brevard Public Library
Dayton, OH - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - National Museum of the United States Air Force
Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, NC - Airborne and Special Operations Museum Theater (DVD signing Fort Bragg PX)
Camp LeJeune, Jacksonville, NC (DVD signing Camp LeJeune PX)
Norfolk, VA - MacArthur Memorial Theater (DVD signing Fort Eustis PX)
Newport News, VA - Newport News Marriott at City Center (DVD signing Langley AFB BX)
Washington, DC - The U.S. Navy Memorial (sponsored by Women in Film/Washington and the United States Navy Memorial Foundation)


Television Broadcast
Armed Forces Network Television (AFN) - has broadcast worldwide on military bases in 178 countries and U.S. territories as part of the Month of the Military Child in Europe and the Pacific for the past 5 years! (Outside the U.S. only.)

Film Festivals
G.I. Film Festival (WINNER, FOUNDER'S CHOICE AWARD! ) - Washington, DC
Beaufort Film Festival (WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY & SOUTHERN LENS AWARD!) - Beaufort, S.C.
Estes Park Film Festival (WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY!) - Estes Park, CO
RIIFF's Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival (WINNER, FIRST TIME DIRECTOR'S AWARD!) - Newport, RI
Omaha Film Festival (FINALIST, BEST DOCUMENTARY, AUDIENCE AWARD!) - Omaha, NE
Everett Women's Film Festival - Everett, WA
Sedona International Film Festival (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE) - Sedona, AZ
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Hot Springs, AR
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival - Colorado Springs, CO
Anchorage Film Festival - Anchorage, Alaska
Santa Fe Film Festival - Santa Fe, NM
Tacoma Film Festival - Tacoma, WA
Newport Beach Film Festival - Newport Beach, CA
San Diego Film Festival - San Diego, CA
Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta, GA
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rhode Island International Film Festival - Providence, RI
Kansas International Film Festival - Overland Park, KS
Baytowne Film Festival - Destin, FL
Rhode Island International Film Festival Encore - West Kingston, RI
The 10th Annual Oscar Micheaux Film and Book Festival - Gregory, South Dakota (work-in-progress)


Educational Institution Screenings
United States Military Academy at West Point - West Point, NY
Rice University - Houston, TX
University of Denver - Denver, CO
St. Edward's University - Austin, TX
University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, CO
Redstone Arsenal - Redstone Youth Education Conference (sponsored by U.S. Army MWR and ACS) - Redstone Arsenal/Huntsville, AL
Seoul American High School - Seoul, Korea
Daegu American High School - Daegu, Korea
ASA - American Sociological Association's 100th Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, PA
Virginia Beach Central Library - Virginia Beach, VA
Oceanside Public Library - Oceanside, CA
Eglin Air Force Base Library - Eglin AFB, FL


BRAT Reunions
Seoul American High School - Washington, DC, Las Vegas
Ankara American High School - Dallas, TX
Munich American High School - Palm Desert, CA
Bitburg American High School - Helen, Georgia
Zweibruecken American High School - San Antonio, TX
Frankfurt American High School - Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD
Weisbaden High School - Columbus, GA
DoDDS Reunion - Pittsburgh, PA
AFSCENT Reunion - Washington, DC
International School of Bangkok - San Antonio, TX
Berlin American High School - Berlin, Germany; Phoenix, AZ
Narimasu High School - Annapolis, MD
Overseas Brats Gatherings - Ft. Mitchell, KY; Boise, ID; Washington, DC; Plano, TX
Karlsruhe American High School - Atlanta; New Orleans
Overseas Brats Homecomings - Dallas, TX; Reston, VA
Zaragoza Toros High School - Denver, CO
Lakenheath High School - Denver, CO
International School of Bangkok - San Diego, CA
Madrid/Torrejon High School - Sacramento, CA
Lackland Former Students All-Classes Reunion - San Antonio, TX
Antilles High School - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Wurzburg Wolves Oktoberfest - Helen, GA
Fort Knox High School, Class of 1970-1976 - Elizabethtown, KY
London Central High School - San Diego, CA
Stuttgart All Classes Reunion - Alexandria, VA
Wiesbaden 2010 General HH Arnold All Classes Reunion - Wiesbaden, Germany

Other Screenings and Public Appearances
Keynote Speaker, USAA Honors Military Brats - San Antonio, TX
Theater of the Seventh Sister - Lancaster, PA
Keynote Speaker, Redstone Arsenal Garrison Appreciation Luncheon for Educators - Huntsville, AL
AUSA, Region 3 Conference - Huntsville, AL
The Museum of Flight - Seattle, WA
Peterson Air Force Base - Colorado Springs, CO
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor - Vails Gate, NY
State Historical Museum (sponsored by State Historical Society of Iowa) - Des Moines, Iowa
Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work Conference - Virginia
International Families in Global Transition Conference - Houston, TX
Military Community Youth Ministries Conference - Garmisch, Germany
Messiah Lutheran Church - Austin, TX
Academy Women's Symposium - Women's Memorial, Arlington, VA
Military Brat Registry's "Every Brat Has a Story" Inaugural Cruise - Caribbean
Military Brat Registry's 2nd Annual "Every Brat Has a Story" Cruise - Alaska
59th Annual Southwest Theatre and Film Assocation Conference - Alexandria, LA
Seabrook/Erickson Retirement Communities - Tinton Falls, NJ
Rocky Mountain VidExpo - Denver, CO


BRATS Also Available Through These Museums & Institutional Customers!
Airborne & Special Operations Museum
Airman & Family Readiness Center - Guam
Andre Lucas Elementary School - Ft. Campbell, KY
Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
Arlene Cherry Memorial Library
Army Community Service - Fort McCoy, WI
Army Community Service - Relocation Readiness
Big Bend Community College
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Byron P. Steele II High School - Cibolo, TX
Casemate Museum
CHKD - Child Abuse Program (Norfolk, Va)
Coastal Carolina University
Cold War Museum
Cole Middle School & High School - San Antonio, TX
Combined Arms Research Library
Copper Mountain College
Department of Defense Family Services - Family Advocacy
DMWR - Fort Richardson, AK
Eglin Air Force Base Library
Family Readiness NCO - Moody Air Force Base
Fleet & Family Support Center - Goose Creek, SC
Flying Leatherneck Museum
Fort Vancouver Regional Library
Geary Unified School District #475 (Junction City, KS)
George Mason University - Lignum Studios
GermanDeli.com
Gray Research Center - Quantico
Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum
Green Valley Recreation
Haggard School of Theology - Azusa Pacific University
Heidelberg High School
Holloman Air Force Base, NM
HQ Air Force Services Center - Randolph Field
Hurlburt Field Base Library
Ikego Elementary School
Kansas University - Dept. of Sociology
Korean War Veterans National Museum
Kubasaki High School
Lackland Air Force Base ISD
Library Service Center - HQ AFSVA SVPAL - (for 16 libraries around Europe)
Library Service Center - Schofield Barracks, HI
Little Rock Air Force Base Library
Maxwell Air Force Base (Air University Library)
Messiah College Library
Miami Main Street, Inc.
Military Community Youth Ministries
Moffett Field Museum
Mount Wachusett Community College
Museum of Flight
NAF Atsugi Station Library
National Infantry Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Naval Support Activity - New Orleans, LA
Oceanside Public Library
Oceanside Unified School District
Ocean Springs School District (Ocean Springs, MS)
Pearson Air Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum
Ramstein Middle School
Raymond G. Murphy VAMC
Robins Air Force Base Library
Rock Island Arsenal
St. Lawrence University
Superior Global Solutions
Town of Southern Pines
Tulane University School of Medicine
University of Northern Colorado - Michener Library
USAG Heidelberg - Chaplain's Office
USAG Hohenfels Chaplaincy
U.S. Air Force Museum
U.S. Army - Korea
U.S. Army Librarians - Summit Centre
U.S. Army Religious Support Office
U.S. Army War College Library
U.S. Army Garrison BENELUX, MWR, ACS
U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
Virginia Beach Public Library
Virginia Medical Center Library
Virginia Society for Clinical Social Workers
Washington Centerville Library
Washington School Counselor Association
West Point Military Academy Bookstore
West Point Museum


The first documentary about growing up military.