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Winter Soldier

  • Introduction

    Violinist David Harrington is the founder and artistic director of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet.

  • Portrait of Peter Gessner
    In Person
featuring

Scott Camil, John Kerry,

After news of the My Lai massacre was finally made public, Vietnam Veterans Against the War organized the Winter Soldier investigation, a public inquiry into war crimes committed by US forces in Vietnam. In February 1971 dozens of veterans gathered in Detroit to report crimes they had witnessed or committed. The event received scant media attention at the time, but thanks to a collective of filmmakers and veterans, the proceedings were recorded and edited into one of the most powerful indictments of US participation in the war—“an unflinchingly clear-eyed extended gaze at military-brand, all-American inhumanity” (Johnny Ray Huston, Bay Guardian).

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Fred Aronow
  • Robert Fiore
  • David Gillis
  • Jeff Holstein
  • Michael Lesser
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DigiBeta
  • 95 mins
Source
  • Milestone Films
Preceded By

Time of the Locust

Peter Gessner, United States, 1966

“One of the first, if not the very first documentary to take aim at the war. Today, it retains its ability to stir and anger” (Peter Biskind).

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 13 mins
permission
  • Icarus Films
source
  • BAMPFA