July 2009

Voices Education Project

Andrew Himes was the executive producer of Voices in Wartime: an acclaimed feature-length documentary now available on DVD. He is now a member of the board of Voices Education Project.

View the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets, soldiers, journalists, historians and experts on combat from around the world. Learn how the experience of war extends beyond national borders and into the depth of the human soul.

Cameron Penny's poem

If you are lucky in this life,
A window will appear on a battlefield between two armies.
And when the soldiers look into the window
They don’t see their enemies.
They see themselves as children.
And they stop fighting
And go home and go to sleep. When they wake up, the land is well again.

Cameron Penny's If You Are Lucky in This Life was originally published in the November/December 2001 issue of North American Review. Marie Howe reads his poem in the film Voices in Wartime.