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Iraq Invasion Exhibit Opens May 15

May 9, 2013

On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies will present a powerful collection of raw and unfiltered war diaries, texts and photographs in the URBN Center Lobby May 15-23. The exhibition, “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq,” features the raw and unfiltered war diaries of former U.S. Marine Corps. Lt. Tim McLaughlin – a tank commander with the first marine battalion to enter Baghdad in 2003 – whose flag briefly covered the face on Saddam Hussein’s statute before it was toppled. Also included are detailed texts by award-winning journalist and author Peter Maass and astonishing photographs by Gary Knight. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public. A photo ID will be required to enter the building and view the exhibit after 3 p.m. On Wednesday, May 15, McLaughlin, Knight and Maass will join Drexel for a discussion about the exhibit at 6 p.m. in the URBN Center Annex, followed by a reception.

Called “…a window into the nature of war” by The New York Times, “Invasion” has received national and international acclaim for its uniquely human view of life on the frontline – from the trauma of death to the relentlessness of boredom and the absurd humor of war. The exhibit was previously on display at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York.