Friday, March 2, 2012

Documentary - School Boys to Soldiers

From Documentary Heaven, this is a short Documentary, following an 18 year old Soldier: Charlie Morris – Cook. As he is home for Christmas with his family before he gets deployed to Afghanistan for the first time.

I wonder what connection there is between the tattoos and his choice to join the military - are both some form of "mark" of his masculinity, a visible symbol of his transition into manhood? Perhaps for this young man, and many others like him, these act as initiation rites, transitional rituals as he enters the world of men?

School Boys to Soldiers

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