Humanities Institute

Screening of "Tattooed Under Fire"

Presented by Texas Performing Arts and Co-Sponsored by the Humanities Institute

Mon, January 24, 2011 | Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street Austin, TX 78702

7:00 PM

Solder from Schiesari's documentary.
Solder from Schiesari's documentary.

Filmed in a tattoo parlor in Killeen, "Tattooed Under Fire" records the experiences of soldiers both deploying to and returning from Iraq, as they describe why they chose the tattoos that are inked onto their bodies. Click here to watch the trailer and learn more about the film and its featured soldiers.

Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg, Baylor College of Medicine, says "I recently showed Nancy Schiesari's 'Tattooed Under Fire' as part of a day long seminar I gave on violence and war. The audience of mental health professionals was spellbound, and speechless for some minutes after the film was shown. It is a powerful representation of what soldiers experience in war, and how they attempt to make meaning out of their traumatic experiences."

Filmmaker, Nancy Schiesari will be on hand to discuss the film.

Click here for more information on the Carver Cultural Center.

For more information, please contact:

Paula Kothmann, 512.471.9056


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