It explores of the powerful connection between people and their works of art, monuments, architecture and books, at how they are targeted and destroyed in conflict, but also how they protected and rebuilt by brave human beings.
The film has screened at institutions such as the British Museum, Harvard Art Museums, the National Museum of Antiquities of the Netherlands, for UNESCO, at Oxford, Brown, Stanford, and in Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia. Reviews have called it 'a blisteringly uncompromising documentary' and 'powerful...humane, poignant...a compelling film'.
Rebuilding of Ferhadija Mosque - Derek Wiesehahn
Rebuilding of Ferhadija Mosque, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina Image: Derek Wiesehahn Copyright 2016 Vast Productions USA
Reconstructed mausoleum, Timbuktu, Mali - Francois Rihouay
Reconstructed mausoleum, Timbuktu, Mali Image: Francois Rihouay © 2016 Vast Productions USA
Frauenkirche by candlelight - Eron Sheean
Frauenkirche by candlelight, Dresden Image: Eron Sheean © 2016 Vast Productions USA
Soldier patrols in front of Djinguereber Mosque - Francois Rihouay
A soldier patrols in front of Djinguereber Mosque, Timbuktu. Image by Francois Rihouay from ‘The Destruction of Memory’ © Vast Productions USA 2016
To read and see more, visit the film's website http://destructionofmemoryfilm.com
To explore a screening of the film, or for further information, please contact the film's producer
Tim Slade at tim[at]vastproductions.com.au or on +1 310 200 9591