“Supporting the troops” takes on many forms more complex than waving a plastic made-in-China flag, and one such way is to tell a soldier’s story. Heather Courtney returned to her snowy Michigan hometown to make the documentary ‘Where Soldiers Come From
,’ which follows a group of friends who are lured into the Army by signing bonuses and college-tuition support. After a mission in Afghanistan sweeping for roadside bombs, the young men return disillusioned in their commitments and plagued by PTSD. That’s when their true challenges begin—as returning veterans, at just 23 years old. See Where Soldiers Come From
as part of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival's "Best of the Fest" on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. 4:30pm and 7pm. $10. 707.829.4797.