Street Theater Brings Baghdad to NYC
Astra Taylor and Laura Hanna have cut a 3-minute mini video about "Operation First Casualty," a spectacle staged by a half-dozen members of Iraq Veterans Against the War. This Memorial Day action simulated the veterans' war experiences to unsuspecting bystanders in Manhattan. By performing mini-dramas that simulated ducking from sniper fire, checking for I.E.D.s, and holding mock arrests of Iraqis, the veterans hoped to bring the reality of the war into the public eye while reminding people that Memorial Day is more than just shopping and barbecues.
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