Her War is a documentary that takes us to into forgotten war zone. LA’s Skid Row, where an ever increasing number of female war veterans live on the streets.
The documentary takes a look at how the number of homeless women veterans has doubled over recent years, making them one of the fastest growing statistics in the homeless population of the United States. Currently over 3,000 women war veterans are living on the street.
This film explains that it is not only during the wars abroad that have pushed many to become homeless, it’s also the simple fact that at least one in five female veterans have experienced sexual assault or harassment during their tours.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, females are four times more likely to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, with an increasing number become addicted to alcohol or drugs.
In the film director Mimi Chakarova profiles a woman who runs a rehabilitation centre for these troubled vets, and gives a good insight into this invisible crisis.