The documentary film Vapor Trail (Clark) by Associate Professor John Gianvito of Visual and Media Arts was screened on February 1 at the prestigious Tate Modern Museum in London. It was one of only five films selected to be included in the exhibition “Conflict. Time. Photography.” which explores the legacy of war as rendered by artists through photography.
Completed in 2010, Vapor Trail (Clark) is a four-and-a-half-hour-long documentary essay examining the consequences of unchecked militarism through a contemporary portrait of toxic contamination around former U.S. military bases in the Philippines, interwoven with a historical portrait of the 1899–1902 Philippine-American War.
Gianvito is now hard at work on the documentary film Wake (Subic), which continues his work examining the Philippine-American issue and is set to be released this spring.