Director: Sara Nesson
Documentary Short: 2010 [USA] English 38 minutes
Screening: February 13, 4pm, Black Box Theatre, Barnard College
Synopsis: Poster Girl is the story of Robynn Murray, an all-American high-school cheerleader turned “poster girl” for women in combat, distinguished by Army Magazine’s cover shot. Now home from Iraq, her tough-as-nails exterior begins to crack, leaving Robynn struggling with the debilitating effects of PTSD and the challenges of rebuilding her life.’ Shot and directed by filmmaker Sara Nesson, Poster Girl is an emotionally raw documentary that follows Iraq War Vet Robynn Murray over the course of two years as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption, using art and poetry to redefine her life.
Poster Girl is nominated for an Academy Award for documentary short.