National Veterans Film Festival

Re-Story: Transforming Veteran Stories into Art

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Image at RIGHT: CCAD student Taylor Scalzo (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2020) talks with Veteran Greg West during a mixer connecting students with participants in the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System’s Veteran Arts Initiative program. Image courtesy of Columbus College of Art & Design. Photo by Ty Wright.


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Image ABOVE: World War II Veteran William Rogers being interviewed by CCAD student Luke McLaughlin (Film & Video, 2020). Image courtesy of Columbus College of Art & Design. Photo by Stephanie Wott..

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Re-story: Transforming Veteran Stories into Art


A film with the Veterans Arts Initiative of the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System and Columbus College of Art & Design

 

Premieres November 13, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. EST


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the kick-off of NVFF Presents by streaming Re-story: Transforming Veteran Stories into Art. We're excited to announce that we will be extending the virtual streaming of the film and panel discussion through until Sunday November 22. 


 

How can the arts help Veterans heal? Can sharing one’s story be transformative? These are some of the questions explored through a creative learning project between Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) and the Veteran Arts Initiative (VAI) of the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System. During the four-month long partnership, 28 CCAD students in documentary video, podcasting, and animation were paired with 21 VAI participants to share Veterans’ stories and explore how their creative efforts as artists have helped them to process their individual military experiences. In addition, Veterans’ poems from the VAI poetry workshops at the Franklin County jail were used to create short animations. The videos, podcasts, and animations were combined and edited to make this film. 


 

After the premiere of Re-story: Transforming Veteran Stories into Art, participants in the project will join Lt. General Michael Ferriter to discuss the meaningful collaboration and its resulting film. Attendees will also learn about various resources available to Veterans through the VA.


Please learn more about the panelists and watch the pre-recorded panel discussion immediately following the film.

 

Moderated by Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired)

President and CEO, National Veterans Memorial & Museum

 

Panelists


Armond Goss, U.S. Air Force

VA Care Management and Social Work Program Support Assistant, VA Central Ohio Healthcare System


Bernard J. Pontones, U.S. Army

Secretary/Treasurer, Ohio Veterans Inc.


Hannah Rodas, U.S. Air Force

Veteran Peer Mentor, The Ohio State University


Jordan Bell

CCAD Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Director of Career Services


Austin Black

Filmmaker and CCAD Senior

 


SUPPORTERS

Chillicothe VA Medical Center

Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Columbus College of Art & Design

Gateway Film Center

National Veterans Memorial & Museum

VA Central Ohio Healthcare System

VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System



 

About Veteran Arts Initiative of the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System

The Veteran Arts Initiative (VAI) of the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System is a diverse creative arts program that aims to facilitate mental wellness, increase social connectedness, and create a supportive community to form positive connections with the VA. Its mission was developed by the Veteran Arts Council (VAC), a self-governed group of Veterans that acts as the VAI advisory board. VAI offers free programs, including an open studio, artist in residency programs, workshops in visual arts, theater, writing, dance, music, crafts, as well as Choir & Jam night, exhibition opportunities, museum & gallery trips, and research on the health and psychological benefits of art. To learn more, contact Heather Seymour at heather.seymour@va.gov

 


About Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 12 BFA programs and a Master of Fine Arts program that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.

 

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    48 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    November 13, 2020
  • Rating
    NR