Director: Jeff Malmberg
In 2000, Mark Hogancamp was badly beaten outside a bar. After nine days in a coma, Hogancamp came back to the world, but nothing was the same. His memory had been irrevocably damaged; his life before the beating was a fog. A new man, Hogancamp found himself drawn to action figures of WWII GIs. He created hyper-real recreations of a Belgian town he called Marwencol. Creating the sets and then acting out stories functioned as therapy for Hogancamp, a way to piece together his life after the disaster. Jeff Malmberg's film documents the man's life as he makes beautiful art from a terrible conflict.