Nancy Schiesari – Tattooed Under Fire May 7, 3:30 pm

April 7, 2010

The Evergreen State College Presents ‘Tattooed Under Fire’ with Director Nancy Schiesari on May 7, 3:30 pm

Tattooed Under Fire is a unique, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning US soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle: openly professing their pride, sharing their secrets and confessing their fears. The tattoos cross lines of gender, class, and political affinity revealing the inner lives of young men and women as they live through the horrors of the Iraq war.

The film will be shown at The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall 1 on May 7 at 3:30 pm. The film showing will be followed by conversation with Director Nancy Schiesari.

Watch the trailer: Tattooed Under Fire

Admission to this event is free. Parking is $2.00. The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW, Olympia, WA 98505. Directions to campus are available here:

The event is presented in conjunction with two other events at Evergreen. On May 6 at 8 pm in Lecture Hall 3, Evergreen welcomes internationally renowned expert Edward Tick for a free, public presentation War and the Soul: Transforming Our Communities to Heal Our Veterans.

The college is also hosting a Veterans Summit for higher education professionals working with veterans and military communities.

More information on the conference for higher education professionals and the public events is available at

Tattooed Under Fire is sponsored by The Evergreen State College Student Veterans Organization and Evergreen’s President’s Diversity Fund.

About Nancy Schiesari:

Nancy Schiesari was trained as a cinematographer in London, and for over 20 years, she’s been a director and producer on both broadcast documentaries and award winning children’s videos. Her full-length documentary Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer aired on PBS via Independent Lens, the Australian Broadcast Corporation, and is currently airing on TVOntario. She directed History Man, a half-hour profile on Martin Scorsese that aired on BBC 4 in 2003. She was nominated for a 2002 Television Emmy for outstanding cinematography on The Human Face, produced by John Cleese. Among her work as cinematographer is Barbara Sonneborn’s Academy Award nominated documentary, Regret to Inform.

Tattooed Under Fire was named among the top 100 best TV programs in 2009 by Schiesari is currently in post-production on Behind the Lines: the OSS and the Italian Resistance in WWII. In addition to making films, Schiesari teaches filmmaking and cinematography at the University of Texas at Austin where she has been a professor for twelve years.