Of Men and War

PBS Premiere: May 30, 2016Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

Laurent Becue-Renard Laurent Bécue-Renard (Director) is a French director and producer. In 1995 and 1996, while living in Sarajevo during the city's siege, he served as editor-in-chief of the magazine Sarajevo Online and published a series of short stories entitled "The Sarajevo Chronicles." After the conflict, he began exploring war's enduring impact on three widows at a rural therapy center. The documentary he wrote, directed and produced about them, War-Wearied (De guerre lasses), screened at dozens of festivals and received the Berlin International Film Festival's Peace Film Award, among others.

Shifting focus to young men returning from battles in faraway lands, Bécue-Renard continues to explore war's psychological aftermath with Of Men and War, the second volume of his "Genealogy of Wrath" trilogy.