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*DIGITAL* War Reenactors: Who Gets to Tell History?

December 1
7:00 pm


Manchester Community Library
Middle-aged man in World War Two uniform with helmet
Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event. Register for this free talk.

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.”

Hosted by the Manchester Community Library.

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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: Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund

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Manchester Community Library
138 Cemetery Ave
Manchester Center, 05255 United States

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Cal Workman
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