The World of Marwencol

I’m actually a huge fan of Marwencol, and have been for many years. I find the strange little World War 2 world that Mark Hogancamp created in Marwencol to be nothing short of fascinating. And now they’ve made a movie of it! Here’s a brief explanation of Marwencol from Mark’s site, which I highly recommend you look into:

After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark built a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populated the town he dubbed “Marwencol” with dolls representing his friends and family and created life-like photographs detailing the town’s many relationships and dramas. Playing in the town and photographing the action helped Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds from the attack. Through his homemade therapy, Mark was able to begin the long journey back into the “real world”, both physically and emotionally – something he continues to struggle with today.

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