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“War Unfolding” First Look and Discussion
April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Central Florida’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research presents an exclusive first look at War Unfolding, a documentary currently in production. The film follows historian Andrew Carroll, who takes viewers on a journey around the world to find and preserve letters written during wartime. This personal and emotional journey into war correspondence uncovers stories of loss and suffering but also of shared humanity. Following a first look of scenes from the documentary, Andrew Carroll and filmmaker John Benitz will participate in a mediated discussion with the audience. Theatre UCF will also read selected letters live.
Since 1998, New York Times best-selling author Carroll has traveled to all 50 states and more than 40 countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Ukraine to seek out letters and emails by service members, their loved ones, and civilians caught in the crossfire of conflicts. The documentary is directed by award-winning filmmaker and professor Benitz, who has also directed a play written by Carroll, If All the Sky Were Paper, based on his travels and findings.
Registration is required to attend. Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the University of Central Florida. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
April 7 @ 7:00 pm -
April 7 @ 9:00 pm