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 goodfilms.org
• 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
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
you are interested in organizing a screening event to raise money
for distribution and outreach?
Contact us via the link below.
events have been sponsored by:
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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