Articles on "Collaboration", the show I'm currently a part of. By Yale Daily News, Daily Nutmeg, and more...
...Gendron adds his own layer to that narrative, chronicling hours in the lives of World War Two reenactors with bright yellow stars stitched to their clothing and SS uniforms neatly pressed and ready to go.
The images, which catch them in action and off the clock, are as compelling as they are unsettling: (In one photo, the children's mother) Teresa, smiles, and looks over her shoulder with big, bright eyes, her kids scarf down fast food on a lunch break. In another, she clutches them close as a Nazi soldier walks by their window, patrolling the street. All of them beckon in rosy, highly saturated color, jarring when one considers the reality they are portraying.
An exerpt from Gendron’s documentary, Playing Soldier, runs on loop beside the images.