Soldier Girls Poster

Release Date: January 21st, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
This documentary examines a basic-training camp for female soldiers in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Many of the women have joined the army because they have few other options, and arrive at camp not fully aware of the duress they will undergo. Private Johnson, especially, seems to rebel against the tactics of Drill Sergeant Abing, who tests the women's strength with intimidation and demanding exercises -- though he admits later that his experience in the military has made him unfeeling.

Cast: Clara Alves, Jackie Hall, Joann Johnson

Director: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Transformation, Tense, Growing up, Sacrifice, 1980s, Fascinating, Soldier


Nominated Robert Flaherty Award (Feature Length Film, Documentary in Content)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)