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In the woods of Salem, capital city of the the U.S. state of Oregon, a group of men spend the weekend reenacting the Vietnam War. This group comprises of American veterans from the wars of Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. Some members are still-serving soldiers who are in between overseas deployments and some are civilians who want to experience the war. The group even has a Vietnamese veteran from that ill-fated war.
Directors of In Country use this reenactment as an opportunity to delve into the American war culture and to explore the psyche of men who experience war
This is no trivial re-enactment. It is done with all the decorum of a war, with men donning the complete army uniform, lugging the heavy knapsacks, their cigarettes tucked under helmets and sealed to be protected from rain. They fire blanks from their guns and men get “killed”; “dead bodies” are »
- Shazia Javed
The 2014 Grammy Awards saw Daft Punk, the electro-pop duo from France, win the night’s top award for their album Random Access Memories.
Daft Punk also took home the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year awards for “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams – who served as the helmet-clad pair’s voice in accepting their awards. In the pre-show, they were awarded Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Tonight was crazy. Thank you to all the fans, @TheGRAMMYs and #DaftPunk. »
2 items from 2014
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