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Armor, Rust and Power

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In development
Armor, Rust and Power


‘Armour, Rust and Power’ is a character-driven documentary immersed in the business of finding, restoring, selling and collecting WW2 tanks. It’s an international industry in which men from all walks of life can find a place. In the swamps of Eastern Europe, teams of salvagers hold their pride and families together with income from these unearthed treasures. Mechanics relish the buzz of turning rusting relics into restored war machines. Traders fuel their lifestyles and egos with the spoils of their sales. And all to serve the wealthy collectors, each of whom has his own reasons for building a private arsenal. As we peel back the layers of this hidden world, we explore the question of male identity at a time when less and less value is placed on traditional ideas of masculinity.