In Their Boots

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In Their Boots
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Executive producer(s) Robert Greenwald, Richard Ray Perez
Producer(s) Amanda Spain, Abe Forman-Greenwald
Original network online
Picture format HD
Original release July 2, 2008 – current
External links

In Their Boots is a documentary series about the impact the War in Iraq and the War in Afghanistan are having on people at home in the United States.[1] Every episode features a documentary about how the servicemen and women of the American armed forces, their families, and American communities have been changed by the nation's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.[2] The show has covered issues such as the effects of deployment, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, recovery from physical injury, military widows,[3] partners of gays in the military,[4] homelessness, women in the military, and sexual assault in the military. In 2010, In Their Boots launched Operation In Their Boots, which gave 5 combat veterans the opportunity to produce and direct their own documentaries.[5]

In Their Boots is funded by a grant from the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund (IADIF) of the California Community Foundation and is produced by Brave New Foundation.[6]

Season 2 of In their Boots began airing on PBS stations in July 2010.[7]

List of episodes[edit]

Title Original air date
(on PBS)
"Broken Promise" June 28, 2010 (2010-06-28)
Three Iraq war veterans suffering from physical and emotional injuries find a treatment facility that transforms their lives.
"From War to Prison" July 5, 2010 (2010-07-05)
An Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder faces a trial for firing a gun on a Florida street.
"Fractured Minds" July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)
Four soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries learn to navigate the road to recovery.
"Silent Partners" July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19)
Three same-sex partners of deployed service members are denied certain benefits.
"Second Battle" July 26, 2010 (2010-07-26)
The wives of two U.S. service members face deportation.
"Outside the Wire" August 2, 2010 (2010-08-02)
Three female soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan seeking treatment for their wartime injuries.
"Clarksville" August 9, 2010 (2010-08-09)
Relations between the community of Clarksville, Tenn., and the army base at Fort Campbell.
"Soldiers on the Street" August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16)
Two Iraq War veterans find work upon their return from Iraq, but have trouble holding the jobs.
"My Mom's a Soldier" August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23)
Eight children from three different families deal with their mothers' deployment to Iraq.
"Vets for Hire" August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)
Three skilled veterans have trouble finding jobs upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan.


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