Is the memory of violence fundamentally different than other memories? Is it more vivid? Can it get passed on: father to daughter, mother to son? How does a child understand a parent’s experience of war? If we try to recreate our parents’ experience of violence, can we feel closer to them – or is it futile and absurd to try? For this project I participated in, and shot video of, a Vietnam Reenactment in Virginia and a Living History Day in Pennsylvania.