Winter Soldier

The film documents the "Winter Soldier Investigation" conducted by Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Detroit, Michigan in the Winter of 1971. The event was organized by recently returned veteran John Kerry and other antiwar activists such as Jane Fonda and Dick Gregory. More than 125 veterans spoke of atrocities they had witnessed and committed. The purpose was to tell the American public about the ugly realities of the war and to let the soldiers unburden themselves. So hard-hitting were the facts that the film was virtually suppressed and took another three decades before being given a national release. An important time capsule from a painful chapter in U.S. history that is still as relevant today.

Year: 1972
Genre: Documentaries, War Docos, Political Docos, Docos - War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 Minutes
Rating: R15 - Violence & content that may disturb.
Location in store: Documentary (War)



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