Anchor Media Group, with sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has targeted Sept. 13 as the DVD debut date for documentary filmmaker Donna Musil’s Brats: Our Journey Home.
Musil, herself a “military brat,” began a seven year odyssey interviewing over 500 fellow brats — of all ages — as the backbone for her film, which examines the unique culture of children growing up in active military families.
It’s not uncommon to move a dozen or more times during their parent’s career — roots are not something that they know all that well; they are vagabonds; children of the world. Home is not a place, but something of a state of mind … a simple question like, “where are you from?” can elicit a blank stare from a “brat.”
These feelings translate into adult lives that often times seem adrift … and this is what her documentary deals with. Once you understand that you’re not alone with these feelings half the battle is won.
Fellow “brat” Kris Kristofferson serves as the narrator of this award-winning documentary. Other notables among those who contributed their insights to Musil’s film include General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, West Point sociologist Dr. Morten Ender and author Mary Edwards Wertsch (her book: “Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress”).