Wednesday, October 26, 2011
PAST: FILM: Free Screening of the Academy Award Nominated Documentary "Hell and Back Again" this WED, Feb 22nd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the National Archives
Hell and Back Again
Wednesday, February 22nd
7:00pm - 9:00pm
2012 Academy Award Nominated Documentary by Danfung Dennis. See the official website for the film and view trailer here!
"From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man’s personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife, Ashley. Masterfully contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, Hell and Back Again lays bare the true cost of war." (88 minutes; unrated)
From the director: "Unless you have a personal connection, the war in Afghanistan is an abstraction... Visual imagery can be a powerful medium for truth.... But, this visual language is dying... I am attempting to combine the power of the still image with advanced technology to change the vernacular of photojournalism and film making. Instead of opening a window to glimpse another world, I am attempting to bring the viewer into that world. I believe shared experiences will ultimately build a common humanity.... By bearing witness and shedding light on another's pain and despair, I am trying to invoke our humanity and a response to act."
between 7th & 9th on Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial