AS SEEN BY BOTH SIDES:AMERICAN AND VIETNAMESE ARTISTS LOOK AT THE WAR

AS SEEN BY BOTH SIDES:AMERICAN AND VIETNAMESE ARTISTS LOOK AT THE WAR

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1113
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Mark Biggs
    1995, 58 minutes
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125

    Documents the history of a remarkable art exhibit which showcases the work of both American and Vietnamese veterans of the Indochina War. Filmed in both countries, the documentary features the exhibition's paintings intercut with Vietnamese and American archival footage of the war, plus interviews with participating artists, historians, scholars, and veterans from both sides. Their comments illuminate the many issues about the nature and power of art, the role that the arts play in chronicling and shaping popular and historical interpretations of the Vietnam War, and the value of art in revealing cultural parallels and the universal trauma of war.

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    Festivals & Awards

    Chris Award, Columbus International Film and Video Festival
    CINE Golden Eagle Award
    Silver Screen Award, U.S. International Film and Video Festival
    Zalampas Award, Popular Culture Association


    Reviews

    "...reflects the power of art as a common denominator and source of communion...a valuable resource for artists, historians, and students."-Booklist (American Library Association)

    *** "...a splendidly edited and filmed video which speaks to issues far beyond the war itself...a unique and superbly engaging view of war and humanity. Recommended."-Video Librarian