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Soldiers of conscience

Author: Gary WeimbergCatherine RyanPeter CoyoteTodd BoekelheideLuna Productions.All authors
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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"When is it right to kill? In the midst of war, is it right to refuse? Eight U.S. soldiers, some whom have killed and some who have said no, reveal their inner moral dilemmas in SOLDIERS OF CONSCIENCE. Made with official permission of the U.S. Army, the film transcends politics to explore the tension between spiritual values and military orders"--POV website.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Weimberg; Catherine Ryan; Peter Coyote; Todd Boekelheide; Luna Productions.; Bullfrog Films.
ISBN: 159458799X 9781594587993
OCLC Number: 276175109
Language Note: In English. Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features (44 min.): 7 excerpts for discussion (34 min. total); radio interview with Weimberg (5 min.); poster gallery (14 images); 2 trailers (5 min. total); DVD-ROM features.
"Contains graphic images of war"--Container.
Credits: Director of photography, Kevin O'Brien ; edited by Gary Weimberg and Josh Peterson ; original score, Todd Boekelheide.
Performer(s): Narrator, Peter Coyote.
Target Audience: Grade: 9-12, College, Adult.
Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: a Luna Productions documentary ; directed and produced by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan.
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"When is it right to kill? In the midst of war, is it right to refuse? Eight U.S. soldiers, some whom have killed and some who have said no, reveal their inner moral dilemmas in SOLDIERS OF CONSCIENCE. Made with official permission of the U.S. Army, the film transcends politics to explore the tension between spiritual values and military orders"--POV website.

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Soldiers of Conscience

(EMRO user published 2009-12-17 ) Poor Permalink
This award-winning documentary, which was featured on PBS’ POV, concerns eight members of the military—four who applied for conscientious objector status and four who contend that killing is a necessary evil in war. It is very apparent where the producers’ sympathies lie. The late S.L.A....
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(EMRO user published 2010-04-08 ) Very Good Permalink
This is the story of some soldiers disillusioned by their experience in war, who then become conscientious objectors. The thesis is that when it comes time to actually pull the trigger, soldiers know what they are doing is wrong. If it weren’t for the Army’s deliberate effort to overcome this via...
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