Monday, February 14, 2011

The Road To Recovery

Marwencol is a documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp.
After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar,
Mark builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark
populates the town he dubs "Marwencol" with dolls; he photographs the
town's many relationships and dramas.  Playing in the town and
photographing the action helps Mark to recover hand-eye coordination and
deal with his psychic wounds.  When Mark and his photographs are
discovered, Mark's homemade therapy is deemed "art"

Posted by Helen Opie

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