LCpl Olive Mendez is a tough and fiery twenty-year old with a major chip on her shoulder. She joined the Marine Corps as a way to "fight the bad guys" who are responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Stationed in Zabul Province, Afghanistan and assigned to the Motor Pool, she gets the opportunity to join a Female Engagement Team, or FET. As a woman in the Marine Corps, Olive finds she must constantly prove herself, but she also discovers bonds of sisterhood and of friendship. When a male Corpsman vilifies her in front of her fellow troopers, she becomes more determined than ever to show her mettle. After a brutal sexual assault, Olive is put to the ultimate test of honor, courage and sacrifice. Written by
No woman left behind.
Did You Know?
Private War was an Official Selection for the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and also included in the Short Corner, at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. See more