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War Reenactors: Who Gets to Tell History?

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May 3, 2023: 7:00 pm

Artist Ed Gendron shares and discusses images from his photo project about World War II reenactors in the United States. Gendron later produced Playing Soldier, a feature-length documentary on the same topic. “The re-enactors assert that ‘history is a personal thing,’ says Gendron. “And for them, it may be quite true.”

About Ed Gendron

Ed Gendron is an independent artist, photographer, and filmmaker who currently resides in New Haven, CT. He received his MFA in Film and Photography from Radford University. Initially a painter and printmaker, Ed embarked on documentary film and photography as a way to connect with people and tell their stories. He’s documented WWII reenactors in the American South, Northeast, and Midwest culminating in a series of photographs and a feature length documentary film called Playing Soldier.

Underwriter: Chris Hadsel & Bill Mares

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May 3, 2023
7:00 pm
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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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