Art as a Weapon Documentary // Beginnings from BREADTRUCK TV on Vimeo.
Art as a weapon is a feature documentary investigating the intersection between street art, Democracy and Buddhism. Interveiws with Shepard Fairey and Aung San Suu Kyi. Directed by Jeff Durkin
Art as a weapon” will look at the connection between street Art, Buddhism and the struggle for Democracy by using the closed country of Burma as a case study. The film will follow a Buddhist monk poet who’s building a library, artist Shepard Fairey painting a 30′ tall mural, and a elementary school art class learning how to use spray paint- giving the audience a peek into the the lives of artists and how art has the power to move people. Interviews include Shepard Fairey and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
This will be a “connections film” looking at the collision between the big forces that shape humanity- Art, Politics, and religion in both the eastern and western worlds. By combining beautiful cinematography, with Buddhist philosophy the project will illustrate the power Art has in the bloody fight for Democracy. Part art film, part political film, the goal is to continue spreading the word by using art as a weapon for peace in Burma.
Art as a weapon teaser // 3 mins from BREADTRUCK TV on Vimeo.