With a history of creating work that combines real lives and stories with fiction and performance, Lola Arias brings together British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas war on a stage 8,000 miles from their remembered battlefield.
What happened to the soldiers? Some of them got medals, and some were forgotten. Some of them continue in the forces and others started new lives as psychologists, musicians, teachers, security guards. Today the only thing they have in common is that they are all veterans.
Digging deep into the personal impact of war, Minefiled is a collaboratively created new work that merges theatre and film to explore the minefield of memory, where truth and fiction collide.
"War isn’t what interests me, it’s what comes after the war that interests me. What matters to me is what happens to a person who went through that experience. What matters to me is what memory has done, what it has erased, what it has transformed". Lola Arias.
Where and when to see Minefield :
Maison des Arts et de la Culture - Créteil : 2-4 March.
Le Quai - Angers : 16-17 March.
Humain trop Humain - Centre Dramatique National - Montpellier : 21- 23 March.