The Draft and the Vietnam Generation, a 49-minute documentary, tells the inspiring stories of ordinary folks who faced the moral dilemma of being drafted to fight in a war they opposed. Their unprecedented defiance not only changed their lives, but changed American politics forever.
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Beth Sanders brings the hearts and minds of everyday people to the screen—people who were directly touched by the brutality of the Vietnam War and for whom the politics of the draft became a lightening rod for rethinking their politics and the direction of their lives. Skillfully interwoven throughout, is a salient critique of militarism that challenges its inherent immorality. At the end, we are left with formidable lessons that speak to the power of dissent and the often forgotten contributions of social movement in safeguarding democratic life."
--Antonia Darder, Leavey Endowed Chair of Ethnics & Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University