FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Washington DC, October 1, 2017)
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series presents: ROAD THROUGH WAR
Free screening and Q&A with LOUIE PALU
Thursday October 219at 7:30pm
Johnson Center Cinema
Road Through War is a road trip along both sides of the frontline in Ukraine from Stanytsia Luhanska to Mariupol. Roads, bridges, and rivers have become the borderlands between the Ukrainian Army and the Rebel States of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. The movie takes you on a series of daily journeys with civilians, soldiers, and journalists, people who are connected and divided. The four elements — earth, water, air, and fire — feature prominently as a part of daily life, here serving as emblems of both the remarkable beauty and destructiveness of human nature.
The film premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival in Buenos Aires (FIDBA) and has been shortlisted for the Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival. More information can be found on the film’s Facebook page.
Louie Palu is an award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in publications and exhibitions internationally. He is a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant and a Milton Rogovin Fellowship at the Center Creative Photography.
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Road Through War with Louie Palu is sponsored by Global Affairs, Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Global Programs, and the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program.
About the GMU FAMS Visiting Filmmakers Series: Each semester, we bring new films and filmmakers to campus. Past events includeHooligan Sparrow with Nanfu Wang, a Conversation with Christine Vachon, City of Trees with Brandon Kramer and Lance Kramer, Kandahar Journals with Louie Palu, Field Niggas with Khalik Allah, Evolution of a Criminal with Darius Clark Monroe, Let the Fire Burn with Jason Osder, The Waiting Room with Peter Nicks, and Reportero with Bernardo Ruiz.