Press Release: October 2012Posted: October 24, 2012
Albuquerque, NM — The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11, 2012, with two screenings of the documentary “Brats: Our Journey Home,” and docent-guided tours throughout the day.
Admission into the Museum on November 11 will be free to service members, past and present, who show military identification. Regular admission prices apply to all other visitors.
“Brats: Our Journey Home” will be shown at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is a seven-year work of passion by independent filmmaker Donna Musil, whose career has included journalism, law, and writing, as well as filmmaking. Ms. Musil is also the founder of Brats without Borders, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the lives, culture, issues, and needs of current and former military brats.
Visitors will experience history not only through the film and Museum exhibits but also through the personal stories of men and women who served our country as presented in a display by Operation Footlocker. Co-hosting the day’s events is the Museum of the American Military Family, an on-line museum. (To learn more, visit http://www.museumoftheamericanmilitaryfamily.org/ )
“Brats: Our Journey Home,” is an award-winning 2006 documentary that explores the social and psychological impacts of growing up in a military family. The first cinematic glimpse into the lives of military children, “Brats” features provocative first-person interviews, rare archival footage, as well as home movies and photographs from post-war Japan, Germany, and Vietnam. Narrated by singer and songwriter Kris Kristofferson, the film welcomes viewers to listen to the intimate memories shared by U.S. military brats about their unique childhoods and adult journeys “home.”
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is located at 601 Eubank SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the entrance to the Sandia Science & Technology Park. Formerly the National Atomic Museum, which opened in 1969 and was chartered by Congress in 1991, the Museum serves as a repository and steward of nuclear-related historical items and is a Smithsonian affiliate. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 361 days a year. The Museum’s website is http://www.nuclearmuseum.org and the phone number is 505-245-2137.