ARTISTS FOR AWARENESS INC wrote -
The Dirty Canteen Documentary will focus on Veteran-Artists who have taken on the mission of storytelling by trading in their rifles and rucksacks for art supplies. This documentary will explore the lives and work of 11 veteran artists, and how art has helped reshape their individual experiences in the military. With your help, The Dirty Canteen will share stories of reintegration and adaptation to life back at home, after being forever changed by their military experience. Please help us tell their story.
The Dirty Canteen is a collaboration of Artists who are part of this generation's Veteran Art Movement. The Artists involved are actively committed to helping fellow Veterans by providing them with means of expression and support as well as informing and educating the public.
In the military we were issued brand new canteens, but after many training exercises and deployments the canteens got worn, abused and dirty. The Dirty Canteen is a metaphor for our involvements and experiences in the military. We were soldiers and humanitarians and though we can no longer do so in uniform, we choose to continue this service to others by using the arts, education and workshops.
We served in conflicts from the Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. We have a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to share and would appreciate the opportunity to do so.
For more information about the Dirty Canteen, please visit www.dirtycanteen.com