NEVER THE SAME: THE PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE
Director Jan Thompson in person!
- NEVER THE SAME:
- THE PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE
- 2012, Jan Thompson, USA, 116 min.
- Narrated by Loretta Swit
More than twenty years in the making, this innovative documentary by three-time Emmy Award-winning director Jan Thompson depicts the experience of American POWs in WWII Japanese camps largely through their poems, songs, drawings and cartoons, many brought to life through animation. Starved and brutalized, the men meet horror with American ingenuity and gallows humor, all abundantly evident as survivors describe the daily struggle for survival reinforced by soul-saving fantasies, pranks, jokes, and even recipes. Additional narration by Ed Asner, Alec Baldwin, Kathleen Turner, Robert Wagner, and more. HDCAM video, (BS)
Director Jan Thompson will be present for audience discussion at both screenings. She will be joined by veteran and former POW Earl Hettgar on Sunday.