Complete Hero

Posted on January 17, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

Their website says:

"Hero is an attempt to re-evaluate what we mean when we use the word 'hero'.... Hero asks questions like why are our heroes usually male, white and violent."

One of the most powerful elements of the project is a short film showing the blog entry of an American soldier serving in Iraq talking about violence and peace. Set to music and some simple moving images, the soldier talks about the futility of violence and the need to lay down weapons.

The video is only available in flash format, which means it hard to download and keep. But if you have a live web connection, it could make a good element in a keystage 4 RE lesson on war for class discussion.