"IVAW" - a documentary video in three parts
For Immediate Release: Friday July 13, 2012
Part 3 (Conclusion) of Voice of Art Iraq Veterans Against the War documentary: Members of IVAW march on the NATO summit in Chicago to return their service medals.
Voice of Art, the new documentary series on Pharrell Williams' I Am Other YouTube channel, is releasing Part 3 (the conclusion) of its
new episode entitled Iraq Veterans Against the War on Friday, July 13 2012. The episode features the historic march and returning of Global War on Terrorism service medals by members of Iraq Veterans Against
the War (IVAW) in Chicago during the May 2012 NATO summit.
The Voice of Art team spent the month of May following members of the Chicago IVAW chapter as they planned and carried out their action, which echoed the throwing back of medals by anti-war Vietnam veterans in Washington DC in 1971. The four featured veterans - Aaron Hughes, Iris Feliciano, Greg Broseus and Alejandro Villatoro - in addition tobeing peace activists, are also artists who use their creativity to process their wartime experiences.
Also appearing in the episode are Rev. Jesse Jackson, Barry Romo (Vietnam Veterans Against the War member who helped organize the 1971 throwing back of service medals by veterans), Scott Olsen (IVAW
member injured by police projectile at Occupy Oakland) and musician Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Nightwatchman).