It looks at parents who serve their country but at what cost to their kids? - Teachers who mean well but are riddled
with their own monsters. - Peer pressure, political events that have skewed our views of the world, greed, insecurity,
We tried to develop the characters to the point that despite their lack of likeability, their humanity comes through, thus distorting the audience's expectation of seeing good and bad, black and white, right and wrong.
It's written so that the audience comes away feeling that the horror in the film is not
the monsters but in how monstrously we are capable of treating one another.
The teens in this film are all “military brats”, meaning they’ve spent some, if not all of their lives, while one or both parents served full-time in the armed forces. This type of lifestyle involves being shuffled from town to town since the child’s military family is usually transferred to new assignments. As a result, military brats rarely have a home town. These kids and their families often suffer war-related family stresses as there is always the fear, and sometimes reality, of losing one or both parents to the war.
Studies have shown that military brats often have very resilient personalities, they adapt quickly to new social groups, yet sometimes have trouble resolving problems since they figure that in a few years somebody will move and the problem will disappear.
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