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28 minutes, plus 2.5 hours of bonus material

Individuals $14.95

Institutions $75.00

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Soldiers Speak Out is a powerful, first-hand testament to the reality of the military experience told entirely in the words of American veterans who have been to war and are now opposing it. We hear how they came to join the military, about their experiences in training and in war, and what led to the turning point when they decided they could no longer, in good conscience, participate in the war or keep silent. This half-hour documentary sheds light on the growing and courageous anti-war and anti-occupation movement within the military and their families, and serves as a counter-recruitment and organizing tool for activists, schools and organizations. It provides a sober view of the occupation in Iraq and an important counterpoint to the 'stay-the-course' rhetoric of the Bush administration.

In addition to the half-hour documentary, the DVD is packed with loads of bonus features:
• 92 minutes of extended interviews with the veterans.
• 31 minutes of award-winning shorts:
Beyond Babylon, 7 min, Camp Casey, 7 min, CAMS Promo, 2 min, Leave My Child Alone, 11 min,
• 27 minutes of trailers from
• Resource directory with weblinks to important groups and information


   "This DVD needs to be seen by every high school student in the country. It's short enough to show in a class. It effectively counters the disinformation recruiters routinely tell young people about enlisting."
     --Donnely/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog

   "...This is truly the film I have been waiting for--a film I want to be able to hand to everyone sporting a magnetic car ribbon proclaiming "Support Our Troops." Covered are the military's access to the personal records of every child enrolled in public school which are used for aggressive recruitment purposes and brainwashing. The lie of this war as fighting for democracy and freedom is exposed by each soldier interviewed.... The horrors of depleted uranium munitions used in the war and the resultant birth defects among children fathered by returning GIs is revealed. But what is most important about this film is the recounting by our soldiers of the brainwashing techniques used by the military to train them into becoming soulless killing machines."
     --The Idaho Observer, July 2006

  "It's wonderful! It's definitely one of the films we'd like to highlight at screening events. Its 28-minute length and focus on military recruitment make it perfect for teachers to use in high school and college classrooms. I particularly loved the extended interviews with Stan Goff and other veterans."
     --Glenn Kissack, Educators to Stop the War, Forest Hill, NY



Are you are interested in organizing a screening event to raise money for distribution and outreach?
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Recent events have been sponsored by:
TopangaPeaceAlliance, Friends of Film, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, Global, Exchange Supporters of Ventura County, Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Addicted To War, No More Victims, CAMS Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Gold Star Families for Peace, Arlington West Film, Office of the Americas, Topanga Greens, PDSMM Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains, Palisadians for Peace, Another World View Is Possible
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