The War After


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The War After is a powerful, 70-minute documentary featuring nine U.S. veterans transitioning from active duty to the unexpected challenges of civilian life. Our film is told through the voices of dynamic young men and women from diverse economic and racial backgrounds and varied branches of military service.

Join these brave and honest veterans as they share their surprising journeys into military service, the intense and at times harrowing experiences of active duty followed by the highs and lows of forging their own independent identities in a large liberal university.

At a time when thousands of U.S. service members are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, The War After is a timely and personal view of the American service experience, unlike any other military documentary.

The War After is directed and produced by award winning filmmaker Dena Seidel and made in collaboration with her Rutgers Film Bureau production staff and Advanced Documentary students.