Same Story, Different Wars: two documentaries about veteran protests
On January, 19th, 7PM at the RISD Auditorium come see 2 award-winning documentaries by Mike Majoros (FAV, Critic) and help support the FAV student trip to the Sundance Film Festival this January. Admission is free, but contributions to help defray the cost of the trip will be gratefully accepted.
THIS IS WHERE WE TAKE OUR STAND (2012) tells the story of a small group of veterans as they prepare 4 days of damning testimony about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Selena, Geoff, and Jason tell their stories and struggle through controversy after coming to the realization that their military mission was unjust.
This is the New England premiere of THIS IS WHERE WE TAKE OUR STAND. The film will have its television premiere on PBS stations late January 2012
UNFINISHED SYMPHONY (2001) An emotional, poetic, and lyrical journey back in time to reflect on the highly contested Vietnam War. Taking place in Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend in 1971, the film focuses on a three-day protest in the form of a march, staged by newly returned veterans. Traversing the same path as Paul Revere’s famous ride of 1775, the mounted protest sought to bring renewed awareness to a long-fought, losing battle and results in the largest arrest in Massachusetts history. “This documentary portrait is at once a lucid analysis of an incisive political stroke and a sweeping threnody for the lives blasted and lost in America and Vietnam.” The New Yorker Magazine. UNFINISHED SYMPHONY has BEEN screened internationally and was nominated for the Grand Jury prize at Sundance in 2001.