The Ground Truth stunned filmgoers at the 2006 Sundance and Nantucket Film Festivals.
Hailed as "powerful" and "quietly unflinching," Patricia Foulkrod's searing documentary feature includes exclusive footage that will stir audiences. The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities. The terrible conflict in Iraq, depicted with ferocious honesty in the film, is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home – with personal demons, an uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government.
As these battles take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield the most powerful weapon of all - the truth.
This film is not about the right or the left, or about blue or red states. It is about the hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers who have been released by the military after serving in Iraq - and the truth they hope to share with their fellow citizens. You can honor those who have served by listening to what they have to say.
Run time: 78 minutes
Nominated for an Academy Award and widely considered one of the most important political films ever made, The War at Home vividly chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 1960's and 70's. The film provides an illuminating look at the home front of the Vietnam War - the war that students and other anti-war dissidents waged on America's political system, military and notions of patriotism.
Through a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with students, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, and participants from all points of view, The War at Home shows how the anti-war movement grew into a genuine people's revolt in tandem with the escalation of war in Vietnam.
Run time: 100 minutes
A two-hour compilation by Frank Dorrel
A three part DVD made up of the following sections:
On January 20, 2005, a Jazz Funeral for Democracy was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thousands of concerned citizens, war veterans, and persons of peace from all walks of life came together to exercise their version of political and social activism. They marched and spoke out against the inauguration of George W. Bush. They joined hands and gave countless reasons why there should not be any Iraq-Afghan Oil wars. They carried signs in protest of the Patriot Act as they shouted, Impeach Bush!
As the corporate media dishes out its' version of the war on terror, gruesome photos of Iraq war casualties, civilian, soldier and child alike find there way into the picture galleries of independent media blogs.
This is the documentation of that daunting moment in American history, when we were and still are represented with a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.
The DVD is a record of a traditional New Orleans Jazz Funeral, mourning the death of America, protesting the war in Iraq, speaking out, standing up and coming together to say that the free-spirit of the American soul will rise forth to overcome this tyranny. To say we will spread the message of truth and justice, and will crush the lies and evil of the neocons and their corporate controlled media.
This film is a documentary of peace and protest showing the strength and solidarity of the anti-war movement in the New Orleans community. You will see and hear this Jazz Funeral for Democracy where the Patriot Act was burned; its ashes tossed into the Mississippi River.
A portion of the proceeds from this film go to 'Save Our Wetlands', a Louisiana based non-profit dedicated to the preservation of wetlands and to developing educational programs for environmental awareness and ecological improvement.
This updated version has 83 heartfelt conversations with U.S. Soldiers traveling to and from war zones, military families, Veterans and children.
A riveting journey into temporary cemetaries on the sand, created every Sunday in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Oceanside, Huntington Beach and other locations throughout America by Veterans for Peace. Visitors go to play at an amusement park on the pier...but they discover an ever-growing field of crosses to honor the fallen in war.
Educators now have a film that gives a broad spectrum of viewpoints; ideal for classroom use.
"I hope, for the sake of peace, that young people all over the country will see Arlington West and come face to face with the consequences of war." -Howard Zinn
"It's brilliant and provocative because we get to see both sides!" -University of California Los Angeles student
"This documentary changed my life!" -Norwalk High School student
Run time: 60 minutes, with six 10-minute chapters for educators
In a Time of Siege, a documentary by Peace Production Films, includes narration by Studs Terkel, interviews with Iraq Peace Team and Basra Project team members, and footage of Iraq Peace Team members encountering U.S. Marines in April of 2003 when the Marines first entered Baghdad after several weeks of Shock and Awe bombing. This DVD is about the work of Kathy Kelly and other participants in Voices in the Wilderness delegations who delivered medicines to Iraq in violation of U.S. led UN economic sanctions. Upon return to the U.S., travelers with Voices delegations did their best to educate others about what they had seen and heard while in Iraq.
Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteeers is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.
Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and UnConstitutional) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of corporate greed in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq For Sale uncovers the connections between private contractors making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.
This is the story no one has yet dared to tell, outlining a disturbing pattern of abuse and mismanagement by the Department of Defense and private security companies. It is the full story of violations, wrongdoings, and immortality of the policy-makers, corporations, and government officials involved; this is the tip of the iceberg of a major political scandal.
Using whistleblowers, first hand accounts, corporate financial records and top-secret documents, Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers tells the story that has been kept away from the general public.
DVD extras include:
Run time: 90 minutes, plus approximately 60 more minutes of bonus footage