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2008 17’ EMPAC DANCE MOVIES Commission 2007

S Y N O P S I S:

The film VETERANS tracks five US Vets recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as they make their way through the streets of Los Angeles. Locked in solitary battles of isolation, dislocation and memory, these Vets converge in a quiet alley and find themselves joining in a ritual re-enactment of combat before returning to their separate lives.

Margaret Williams and Victoria Marks, known for their moving and visually compelling dance film collaborations, (including OUTSIDE IN, MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS and MEN) are re-united through EMPAC, for the first time in 11 years. In the film "Veterans", Marks and Williams worked with Vets to translate their imaginary and real experiences into a visual and kinetic story of longing and displacement. The performers met Marks and Williams while involved in a Combat Rehab/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program at the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles.

C R E D I T S :

D E V I S E D  B Y
Victoria Marks and Margaret Williams
Felton Williams
Cidkyee Williams
Aaron McCollum
Manuel Flores
John Tingley

P E R F O R M E D  B Y
Lance Corporal Manuel Flores
Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Mccollum
Senior Airman John Tingley
Senior Airman Cidkyee Williams
Lance Corporal Felton Lee Williams

M US I C & S O U N D  D E S I G N
Jeremy Cox

C H O R E O G R A P H E D   B Y
Victoria Marks

P H O T O G R A P H E D,  E D I T E D   A N D  D I R E C T E D   B Y
Margaret Williams

an E M P A C   D A N C E  M O V I E S  Commission 2007
Supported by
The Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

A D D I T I O N A L   F U N D I N G

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