Veterans

a film by Victoria Marks and Margaret Williams

 

A piece made originally for film, Veterans (first prize Video Dance of Barcelona) tracks five US vets recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as they make their way through the streets of Los Angeles. Locked in 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.

Choreographer/movement director:   

Victoria Marks


Photographer/editor/director:           

Margaret Williams


Co-created with Manuel Flores, Aaron McCollum, John Tingley, Cidkyee Williams, and Felton Williams


Commissioned by EMPAC 2008;

with additional funding from UCLA

Photo by Margaret Williams