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Netflix to Take an In-Depth Look into Military Corruption with "I Am Vanessa Guillen" Documentary.


For years we've been following the case of Vanessa Guillen, a young woman who was stationed at Fort Hood. Guillen was murdered then dismembered by a fellow soldier and his girlfriend.


For weeks on end Guillen's family had to endure the pain of not knowing where she was only to have that pain exchanged for grief and horror when her remains were found in a wooded area.


Now, we all get to learn exactly what happened to Vanessa Guillen and what part the Army played in her death.


The documentary "I Am Vanessa Guillen", debuting on Netflix, isn't only going to show what happened to Guillen but also what her family did about it.


Here's the official synopsis:


U.S. Army soldier Vanessa Guillen always dreamed of joining the military, but once she was stationed at Fort Hood, everything shattered: In 2020, after telling her mother she was being sexually harassed on base, Guillen was murdered by a fellow soldier. Her story sparked an international movement of assault victims demanding justice, and this bracing, candid film follows her family’s fight for historic military reform, a journey that takes them all the way to the Oval Office.




Director Christy Wegener said, “At the core, this is a story about overcoming the greatest odds imaginable in the name of family, love and justice. This is David vs. Goliath on steroids. Taking on the U.S. military, one of the largest, most powerful institutions in America is no easy feat. In making the film, it was incredible to witness a family, in the most tragic moment of their lives, put their grief aside, step out into the public arena and fight for the greater good.”


Directed by Christy Wegener and executive produced by Story Syndicate’s Dan Cogan, Liz Garbus, Jon Bardin and Nell Constantinople. "I Am Vanessa Guillen" will debut November 17, 2022 only on Netflix.

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