directed by Rick King
USA 2005, Color
NTSC, DVD, Not Rated
From ancient Babylonia and the fields of Troy to the great conflicts of the 20th century, “Voices in Wartime” sharply etches the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets – unknown and world-famous. Soldiers, journalists, historians and experts on combat interviewed in “Voices in Wartime” add diverse perspectives on war’s effects on soldiers, civilians and society. Poets around the world, from the United States and Colombia to Britain and Nigeria to Iraq and India, share their views and experiences of war that extend beyond national borders and into the depths of the human soul.
The stirring words of poets of the past - Homer, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman and Shoda Shinoe from Hiroshima are combined with more recent voices: a Vietnam vet, poets in war-torn Baghdad, a poet whose family experienced the devastating war in Biafra in the late 1960s. “Voices in Wartime” distills the grim realities of war, and its poetry helps us understand the trauma, violence and death caused by armed conflict.Extras:
- Beyond Wartime short
- Voices in Wartime Anthology
- Voices in Wartime Education Project