“Purple Hearts — Back from Iraq”

Photographer Nina Berman and filmmaker Roel van Broekhoven show two takes on one story

Nina Berman’s “Purple Hearts — Back from Iraq project centers on powerful portraits of wounded Iraq veterans, each photograph providing insight into the lives of the American soldiers. Combining her haunting photos with interviews of soldiers dealing with life after combat, the project eventually found form as a photography exhibit, a book and a ten-minute DVD. Berman, a faculty member at New York’s International Center for Photography, will be at the Aurora Picture Show Video Library today to show the DVD as well as discuss and sign her book.

You can gain some additional perspective into the project when Berman hosts the screening of Roel van Broekhoven’s 50-minute documentary film Purple Hearts. The filmmaker traveled the country to speak with some of Berman’s wounded warriors. The young Americans recount the moving details of their stories, including how they were wounded, and the reactions by loved ones when they returned home.

Nina Berman will be at the Aurora Video Library at 1 p.m. today. 1524 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.aurorapictureshow.org. Free.

Roel van Broekhoven’s 50-minute documentary screens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Houston Center for -Photography, 1441 West Alabama. For information, call 713-529-4755 or visit www.hcponline.org. Free.


Sun., March 15, 1 p.m., 2009

 
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