IRAQ PAPER SCISSORS (2010)
October 8, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Eli Wright shredding his combat uniform. Still from the film Iraq, Paper Scissors
Right now, 18 veterans commit suicide every day. This important film exposes the unparalleled pain of PTSD and offering the hope release through art. In 2007, in an old Vermont papermaking mill, one group of veterans discovered a unique way to cope with the trauma of war – by transforming their uniforms worn in combat – into paper, books and art. Iraq, Paper, Scissors a documentary by filmmaker Sara Nesson, reveals both the papermaking process and the process of healing found in shredding those uniforms; that second skin worn while engaging in violence. Seeing this film, surrounded by our Combat Paper Redux exhibition; watching the actual creation of many of the artworks currently on our walls, is something you don’t want to miss. Even if you’ve seen it before, you’ve never seen it like this.
Free to the Public