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Iraq Paper Scissors

Director:
Sara Nesson
Producers:
Sara Nesson

Iraq Paper Scissors follows a unique transformation from uniform to pulp, from battlefield to workshop, and from warrior to artist. Filmmaker Sara Nesson follows several Iraq Veterans on an unusual and creative journey as they confront their emotional wounds, and redefine themselves as artists and writers. Filming began at the Green Door Studio in Vermont where founders Drew Matott and Iraq Veteran Drew Cameron conceived of the Combat Paper Project. In the spirit of building a new community outside the military culture, Iraq veterans began a workshop in which they cut, beat and pulped their combat uniforms into paper, books and art.