Art in the Face of War
Eight World War II Veterans/Artists recount their service experience and their use of art for journalism, as a tactical tool and as a way to preserve their own sanity. Covering all branches of the military (including the once top-secret Deception Corps), their powerful imagery will enlighten, challenge, even amuse; showing that war is indeed hell but that creativity and hope can exist in the face of destruction. In addition to the award-winning film, Art in the Face of War, the DVD also has compelling bonus material: over 90 minutes of additional footage including a slide show of the artwork, a multitude of entertaining stories from the Veterans/Artists on their wartime experience and a special section with their poignant thoughts on today's war. For more information, go to http://artinthefaceofwar.com/
"Art in the Face of War is an essential document of our history, one that should be shown in every classroom, library, and living room in the country" - Excerpt from The Fairfield Weekly- June 14, 2007.
"To say that these are moving stories is to grossly understate the measure and the power of these extraordinary personal recollections...to watch Art in the Face of War is to be privileged with a rare gift." Excerpt from The Wave- May 23, 2008
Doug Leigh, Syd Greenberg, Clark Robinson, Howard Munce, Arthur Shilstone, Victor Dowd, Ed Vebell, Tracy Sugarman
Best Documentary-Lake Havasu International Film Festival- April 5, 2009.
Special Jury Prize - Newport Beach Film Festival - April 20th & April 25th, 2007.
3rd Prize for Best Documentary - Southern Fried Flicks Film Festival- January 13, 2007.
Audience Award for Best Documentary - Connecticut International Film Festival- October 6, 2006.
ReelHeART Film Festival, Toronto, Canada - June 24th, 2009. G. I. Film Festival, Washington, D.C. - May 16th, 2009. Lake Havasu Film Festival, Arizona- April 5th, 2009, WINNER: Best Documentary. Twin City Arts Festival, Kernersville, NC - Fenruary 13th, 2009. Rockport Film Festival, Texas - November 9 th, 2008. Great Lakes Independent Film Festival - September 27th, 2008. Rockaway Film Festival, New York - June 7th, 2008. Myrtle Beach International Film Festival - December 5th, 2007. Independent Features Film Festival - Screening June 1st-30th, 2007. Newport Beach Film Festival - April 20th & April 25th, 2007 - WINNER: Special Jury Prize. Buffalo Niagara Film Festival - March 29th, 2007. Southern Fried Flicks Film Festival- January 13, 2007, WINNER: 3rd Prize for Best Documentary
Connecticut International Film Festival- October 6, 2006, WINNER: Audience Award for Best Documentary. New Hampshire Film Expo- October 15, 2006. American Artist Film Festival- September 28, 2006.