"Having served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan Nichole, Hope, Rachel and Andrea know that, for their sisters-in-arms, the war isn’t over and that many are still not “home.” They are concerned to do something for “the woman and that child who’s sleeping in that car”––an estimated 55,000 homeless women veterans––whose stories mirror their own. They are inspired by Ms. Veteran America’s founder, cancer and Katrina survivor veteran Jas Boothe, formerly herself homeless. Jas sees herself as building a movement and believes “It’s always women who have brought a change for women.
Tallgrass Film Association entertains, educates and inspires audiences in the Wichita community and beyond by showcasing the best of independent films from around the world through an annual 5-day film festival, year-round special screenings and events, filmmaking workshops and a traveling road show. We strive to preserve the cultural tradition of film as a communal adventure. Movies bring us together: they entertain, spark conversation, build community and forge new relationships.