Humanities Institute

"Tattooed Under Fire" Film Screening and Public Dialogue

presented by the Difficult Dialogues Program of the Humanities Institute

Wed, October 27, 2010 | AVAYA Auditorium, ACES Building, UT Campus 201 E.24th Street

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Solder from Schiesari's documentary.
Solder from Schiesari's documentary.

Filmed in a tattoo parlor in Killeen, "Tattooed Under Fire" records the experiences of soldiers both deploying to and returning from Iraq, as they describe why they chose the tattoos that are inked onto their bodies. Click here to watch the trailer and learn more about the film and its featured soldiers.

Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg, Baylor College of Medicine, says "I recently showed Nancy Schiesari's 'Tattooed Under Fire' as part of a day long seminar I gave on violence and war. The audience of mental health professionals was spellbound, and speechless for some minutes after the film was shown. It is a powerful representation of what soldiers experience in war, and how they attempt to make meaning out of their traumatic experiences."

Filmmaker, Nancy Schiesari and psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg will be on hand to discuss the film.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Biggs
Program Coordinator
Difficult Dialogues
phone: (512) 471-2654


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