The new 81-minute documentary Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art tells the story of George L. Stout (1897–1978), an art student from Winterset, Iowa, who led the Monuments Men during World War II.
This now-famous military unit was tasked with retrieving stolen art from the Nazis.
The film goes on to explore Stout’s pioneering efforts in art conservation, which elevated that discipline into a modern science.
Many of his innovations are used today to preserve masterworks from deterioration.
Today, the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield continues the work of Stout and the Monuments Men by protecting cultural heritage globally.
The film was directed by Kevin Kelley and produced by Marie Wilkes for New Mile Media Arts and is distributed by Heritage Broadcasting Service.
Below, watch a video related to the film and the Monuments Men:
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