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Aftermath: The Remnants of War

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War has a dirty secret: it never really ends. Aftermath: The Remnants of War weaves archival images and personal stories into a powerful portrait of lingering devastation. Based on the Gelber Award-winning book by Donovan Webster, this insightful film reveals the twentieth century as the most violent in all of human history, with a death toll of more than one hundred million.

Filmed on location in Russia, France, Bosnia and Vietnam, the documentary features personal accounts of individuals involved in the cleanup of war: de-miners who risk their lives on a daily basis, psychologists working with distraught soldiers in Bosnia, a treasure hunter turned archeologist in Stalingrad, and scientists and doctors struggling with the contamination of dioxin used during the Vietnam War. The poignant stories convey a sobering message as we face the realization that war doesn't end when the fighting stops.

Warning: some scenes contain graphic images.

2001, 73 min 37 s

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Gold Camera Award - Category: Documentary, Current Events, Special Events
US International Film and Video Festival
June 6 to 7 2002, Redondo Beach - USA

UNESCO Prize
FICA - International Festival of Environmental Films & Videos
June 5 to 9 2002, Goias - Brazil

Special Prize Documania
Festival International de Cinema Video del Medi Ambient
June 5 to 9 2002, Barcelona - Spain

Special Jury Prize
FICA - International Festival of Environmental Films & Videos
June 5 to 9 2002, Goias - Brazil

Religion Communicators Council's 2001 Wilbur Award for theatrical film.
Itinerant - Wilbur Awards Competition
April 20 2002, New York - USA

Gold Special Jury Award - Film and Video Production - Category: Documentary
WorldFest - International Film Festival
April 5 to 14 2002, Houston - USA

Gold World Medal - Category: International Affairs
The New York Festivals / Festival Competition
January 1 2002, New York - USA

Bronze Plaque Award - Category: The Humanities
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2001, Columbus - USA

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