Sunday, July 29, 2012

Playlist: Iraq Veterans Against the War

Part 1
Members of Iraq War Veterans share their experiences with the war through their art. Once home they began to fully realize the horrors they experienced while at war. They are using their art for healing and to bring awareness to the unspoken side of the military and the war. Meet the artists: members Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Chicago chapter. Hear their stories of service and struggle. Learn why they now protest the wars they once participated in.

Part 2

After discharge from service, integrating back into civilian society often comes with crisis. In Chicago, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War are using art to process their experiences and to educate the public about the traumas of war.

Part 3
Follow Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) artists as they plan to lead a march of 20,000 protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago. There veterans and service members throw back their Global War on Terror medals in symbolic protest of the hypocrisy and failed military policies of the US and NATO.