“Gittoes’s work often asks two questions: what are the experiences of other artists working and surviving in war zones? Or, what is his moral responsibility as an artist-correspondent?”
The article is a positive story where theatre and the arts are more powerful than bullets and bombs.
George Gittoes speaks to SBS about life in Afghanistan with Australian troops.
Not only is he one of the world’s most incredible unofficial war artists, but he also empowers locals from war-ravaged towns and cities by including them in art projects such as films.
In part two of this two part interview, Gittoes reveals startling details of his artistic activities in Afghanistan and explains the method behind the madness.
In part one of this interview Gittoes reveals details of his Yellow House and Travelling Tent Cinema Circus.
George Gittoes has found inspiration at the front line of conflicts.
Afghanistan in the Spotlight: LFM Reviews George Gittoes’ The Miscreants of Taliwood » LFM: Libertas Film Magazine
If the Taliban mullahs want to call you something heavy, they will probably label you a “miscreant” (a villainous heretic).
Afghanistan in the Spotlight: LFM Reviews George Gittoes’ Love City Trilogy » LFM: Libertas Film Magazine
Pashto cinema has an unlikely godfather: an Australian graphic artist and documentary filmmaker, who seems more at home in a war zone than walking the red carpet.
In 1993 George Gittoes went to Cambodia as an officially sanctioned artist documenting the country’s election and the UN peacekeeping mission.
In Conversation with George Gittoes
George Gittoes, while visiting New York, sat down with David Levi Strauss at his High Falls home in upstate New York to talk about war, sex, religion, politics, lightness and darkness, and the impetus behind his films and his art.
War is heavy metal
Award-winning Australian artist and film-maker George Gittoes has travelled the world to tell stories from the front lines of war.
Every so often — but not nearly often enough — comes along a film that single-handedly defines what the name TrustMovies and the site itself hopes to accomplish.
The challenges besetting the American independent film scene are nothing compared to those faced by Pakistani filmmakers, who also have the Taliban to contend with.
This is a transcript of a SKYPE interview with George Gittoes and producer Gabrielle Dalton.
I’m privileged to be able to have a wide view of what Australian peacekeepers have done in the last decade in this extraordinary period where we send our forces to all the different theatres where peacekeepers have been needed.
This is the story of George, who thinks art can change the world.
For the Australian war artist George Gittoes, who has ventured onto battlefields in Vietnam, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and across the Middle East, no single war has defined his career.
U.S. Marines in Iraq play and sing plenty of music in George Gittoes’ documentary Soundtrack to War (2004).
Rampage The Movie, a hard hittin’ documentary about kids in the worst part of Miami trying to break free of the ghetto with rap music.
Miami vice stunned George Gittoes, reports Stephanie Bunbury.
Review by Margaret Pomeranz
Rampage tells an extraordinary tale, but at what price?
Reviewed by David Mattin
“Rampage is a journey into the forbidden zones: America’s war in Iraq, and in it’s own backyard – life in a Miami ‘hood – an exploration of hiphop’s musical innovations”.
Recently George devised, shot, directed and produced the film “Soundtrack to War”. The film is about the music extracted from the madness of war and shows what American soldiers listen to for inspiration as they go into battle.
George Gittoes is an image scavenger who dares to make sense out of the dismembered emotions and tangled symbols found in the wake of war and recent terrorism.