Brats Without Borders (the first nonprofit serving military "brats" and TCKs of all ages and branches of service, founded by Army brat filmmaker Donna Musil) and the Military Kid Art Project (founded by Marine Corps Brat Lora Beldon) are in the middle of an art initiative to raise awareness of the service and sacrifice of military children. UNCLASSIFIED: The Military Kid Art Show (http://www.bratsourjourneyhome.com/artshow.htm) is currently on exhibit at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, and will open at Old Dominion University on June 27th through August, 2014.
The show explores 70 years of visual conversations with military brats around the world. It also examines the effect of PTSD on military children - and how one Marine family used art to help heal the wounds of war. We are currently documenting their story in "Our Own Private Battlefield," a feature-length film scheduled to be released in 2015.
Your donations will help complete the film, support the Military Kid Art Show as it travels the country, and develop the new Military Kid Art Camp project, also opening in the Summer of 2015.
For more information about these and other projects, including the new BRATS Clubs forming around the country for military kids to adults, see www.USAbrat.org!
To see a 15-minute excerpt from the award-winning documentary, "BRATS: Our Journey Home," narrated by Kris Kristofferson, written/directed by Donna Musil, and featuring brats of all races, ages, and branches of service, including the late General Norman Schwarzkopf and author Mary Edwards Wertsch, go to http://vimeo.com/88476219.