AFTERMATH:
THE REMNANTS OF WAR

THE FILM

The remnants of war exist as unexploded artillery shells and swath of unburied landmines. They drift as sea mines in oceans and moulders as dead soldiers left unburied beneath forest leaves.” - Donovan Webster

Aftermath: The Remnants of War is a feature length documentary that takes us to France, Russia, Vietnam and Bosnia to reveal the dark past that still haunts us. With a mix of never before seen footage, stock images, narration and original score, AFTERMATH is a reminder that we will continue to pay for the last century’s legacy of war for years to come.

Aftermath takes us to Bosnia, France, Russia and Vietnam to meet a series of unique people. A Frenchman picks up unexploded bombs from the First World War; a Russian tries to identify bones from the Second World War; a Vietnamese struggles with the lingering effects of Agent Orange from the Vietnam War; and Bosnians live in an environment studded with mine-fields. Their stories flow from one to the next, providing portraits of man's inhumanity to man but also our ability to heal old wounds.

Aftermath is based on the Lionel Gelber Prize winning book by American author Donovan Webster.

AWARDS

  • Gemini Nomination for the Donald Brittain Award For Best Social/Political Documentary - Broadcast Live November 4, 2002 on CBC

  • UNESCO Prize for Best Humanitarian Film and Special Jury Prize, the 4th International Festival of Environmental Films, Brazil

  • Documania Special Prize, Spain

  • Gold Camera Award- 2002 US International Film and Video Festival

  • Special Jury Award - at the 2002 Houston International Film Festival

  • Gold Medal- Best International Affairs Documentary - New York Festivals Television Competition

  • Bronze Plaque -Columbus International Film & Video Festival

  • Wilbur Award - Best Theatrical Film - Religion Communicators Council​

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

  • The 2002 Hollywood Film Festival

  • Roshd International Film Festival, Iran

  • 9th International Environmental Film Festival, Spain

  • ECOCINEMA Festival, Greece 2002

  • Girona International Environmental Film Festival, Girona, Spain

  • Maine International Film Festival

  • 9th Shanghai Television Festival

  • 4th Int. Festival of Environmental Cinema and Video (FICA) Brazil

  • Cracow Film Festival, Poland

  • Newport Beach Film Festival

  • Vermont International Film Festival

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

  • 20e festival international du film d’environment (Paris)

  • The Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century, Greece

  • Aftermath also screened at Yale University

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