Winter Soldier (1972)
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In the late 1960's, the war in Vietnam was widely criticized by activists and college students across the United States, but at the dawn of the 1970's new voices joined the outcry against the war. Vietnam Veterans Against the War (or VVAW) was a group formed by men who had served in Vietnam and had come to believe that the war -- and America's presence in it -- was wrong. In early 1971, as reports of the 1968 My Lai Massacre and the court martial of Lt. William Calley were still in the news, the
Jan 27, 1972 Wide
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The film is an important historical document, an eerily prescient antiwar plea and a dazzling example of moviemaking at its most iconographically potent. But at its best, it is the eloquent, unforgettable tale of profound moral reckoning.
The most chilling aspect of "Winter Soldier" is that, 34 years down the road, it feels fresh.
Very much a product of its time: It's not an investigative piece; it's a combination of documentary footage, protest, despair and anger.
Already a grueling experience, but once you begin to realize how it correlates with our current situation involving Iraq, you'll find yourself squirming in discomfort and you'll be tempted to turn if off...
For an America enduring another summer of discontent in Iraq, Winter Soldier horrifically seems to prove that what's past is indeed prologue.
No matter one's politics, this grainy black-and-white documentary can't fail but be convincing %u2013 and harrowing.
It is one of the most difficult films to get through, yet it is also one of the most important films you may ever see.
Amazingly relevant, and impossible to watch without thinking of current events.
Like Hearts and Minds and Fahrenheit 9/11, Winter Soldier is less documentary than in-the-heat-of-conflict document, too close to the bone for "distance."
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