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[no date] B&W Playing time: 15 sec. ------------- unidentified male narrator with British accent talks about U.S. soldiers and flying horseman; black and white footage of U.S. soldiers on ground and exiting helicopter
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by Produced and Presented by Japanese Committee for the Investigation of U.S. War Crimes in Vietnam
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[1967?] B&W Playing time: 32 min., 01 sec. -------------- still and moving images from Vietnam War era;  unidentified female narrator talks about Alice Herz, her opposition to the Vietnam War, and that in Japan her story and book received wide publicity;  this film, presented as a gift of Alice Herz Peace Fund, was shown at the Bertand Russell International Tribunal, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2-10, 1967;  unidentified male narrator talks about opposition to Vietnam War, U.S. war crimes,...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War crimes, Vietnam War atrocities, peace movements, international...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by International Fellowship of Reconciliation Women Peacemakers Program
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Various women’s advocate groups in East Timor (Timor-Leste) participate in the Women Peacemakers Program from the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR).  Filomena Barros dos Reis, the Co-Director of the Peace and Democracy Foundation Timor-Leste, gives a short explanation of East Timor’s long road to independence and the current situation for women in the country.  East Timor has a high rate of widows due to the violence in 1999 during the fight for independence.  Rate Laek...
Topics: East Timor, Timor-Leste, Women and peace, Nonviolence, Reconciliation, Peace movements, Women’s...
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by Arthur Alpert
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Public television program taking a critical look at how news stories in newspapers and on television are chosen and produced. The sample news story is coverage of the Jeannette Rankin Brigade March on Washington that took place on January 15, 1968. The host of the program examines the story that appeared in the New Times. It was on page 3, ran about 600 words, and was not a feature. Editors and journalists at the New York Times are interviewed about why this event was covered in this way. This...
Topics: Journalism, Journalistic objectivity, News media, Press coverage, Television broadcasting of news,...
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by Women for Peace
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A brief history of the founding and first year’s activities of Women for Peace.  In the Fall of 1961, 50,000 women participated in organized peace marches nationwide.  This was the beginning of Women for Peace.  Women formed 110 autonomous groups in 25 states.  Their main goal was disarmament.  They planned for at least one collective action per month.  The video reviews each month’s action for the year 1962.  These actions include demonstrating in front of local Western Union...
Topics: Women and peace, Women for Peace, Women Strike for Peace, Women International Strike for Peace,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Flying Focus Video Collective (FFVC)
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Filmed in April of 1995 at the Women's encampment at the Menwith Hill military base outside Harrogate, England, this program aired in February of 1996 as an episode of “The Flying Focus Video Bus” program. The Flying Focus Video Bus describes itself as "a weekly half-hour program featuring video used as a tool for social change, voicing the voiceless."  Video of a distant hilltop with large, white, golf ball-shaped forms is shown in the distance. This is Menwith Hill, the most...
Topics: Royal Air Force Menwith Hill, Helen John, United States military, United States espionage,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Pineau Productions
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The Canadian peace activist group Voice of Women / La Voix des Femmes (VOW) was founded in 1960. This review of their history and accomplishments includes archival footage and interviews with members. When Canada worked with the United States to place U. S. nuclear weapons in Canadian Territories, Toronto Star columnist Lotta Dempsey asked Canadian women how they felt about it. This was the beginning of Voice of Women. Organizers gathered 400 women to go to Ottawa in protest. Women had rarely...
Topics: Women and peace, Antinuclear movement, Antiwar movement, Peace movements, Peace activists, Canada,...
Part 1: East German culture as it pertains to mothers and children, particularly working mothers and the laws that support and protect them. Mothers and babies are shown at doctor's visits. A German-accented narrator speaks in English about the government benefits for mothers and families. The leave granted to new mothers also affects the workplace, and factory workers and labor unions are shown adjusting work patterns. Employers provide daycare and holiday camps for their employees' children....
Topics: Women and work, Children, Family leave, Family law, German Democratic Republic, DDR, East Germany,...
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[no date] Playing time: 0025.01: 40 min., 18 sec;  0025.02: 35 min., 10 sec. ---------- black and white ---------- in Vietnamese ----------- 0025.01:  condition: projector scratches, soft focus, audio levels low on original;   text at beginning: Điện Ảnh Quân Đội [=Army Pictures?]; title on film: Dién Bién Phu may be Border Tensions [?]; Vietnamese text on screen translated using Google Translate: This movie is going to be held in the 10th anniversary of Vietnam Women's Day and...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, women and peace
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Multimedia Program Productions - Syndication Services (Cinncinati Ohio)
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An episode of the Donahue show, seemingly recorded on a home VHS recorder.  The episode is already in progress when the recording begins.  A clip of President Ronald Reagan is playing.  Phil Donahue, the host, then introduces the topic of the show and the guests.  The format is a casual debate about  upcoming legislation on a nuclear weapons freeze.  The guests on the “pro-freeze” side are Randall Forsberg, Director of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, and Congressman...
Topics: Nuclear weapons freeze, Nuclear war, Nuclear arms race, United States-Soviet relations, Nuclear...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Committee of Responsibility
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[no date] color Playing time: 10 min., 14 sec. ------------- silent film;  scenes of Vietnamese people in daily life during Vietnam War era; hospitals with patients, including children, with war injuries (some graphic)
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War medical care, Vietnam War civilian relief, peace movements,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Black Star Photos, Phil Duath
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color Playing time: 9 min., 52 sec. ---------- silent film;  Phoenix leaving a harbor with people ashore;  Phoenix at sea, crew sailing and talking with others;  a project undertaken by A Quaker Action Group (AQAG), the yacht Phoenix made three voyages to North and South Vietnam with medical supplies; crew included Quakers and non-Quakers with George Lakey, Lawrence Scott, and George Willoughby instrumental in the organization and direction of AQAG
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, Vietnam War medical care, peace movements, direct...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Betty Jean Lifton
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Black and white documentary film created by Betty Jean Lifton. According to the script that accompanies the film, she was inspired to make this film after living in Hiroshima in the summer of 1962 when she saw the continuing effects of radiation on the survivors and children of Hiroshima seventeen years after the bomb was dropped. Her film documents a children's peace movement in Hiroshima that was inspired by Sadako Sasaki, a girl who survived the bomb but died a decade later from leukemia....
Topics: Japan, Hiroshima, Nuclear war, Children and war, Radiation sickness, Peace monuments, Sadako...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Victoria Maldonado
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Women attending the Hemispheric Women's Solidarity Conference travel to Cuba to work with local women's groups and discuss the United States' decades-long embargo of Cuba. Cubans call it a blockade. Women from many different agencies talk about how damaging the blockade has been to women and children. The Federation of Cuban Women, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Cuba Campaign of Global Exchange, Cuban doctors, mothers, and workers - they all agree that the blockade has...
Topics: United States embargo against Cuba, United States-Cuba relations, Women and peace, Communism,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Keiko Tsuno
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This compilation video was made by Keiko Tsuno for Cora Weiss in celebration of her 70 th birthday. It begins with a slideshow of Weiss throughout her life with “If I Had A Hammer” by Pete Seeger playing in the background. The slideshow includes photos of Weiss with famous figures such as Fidel Castro, Nelson Mandela, and Ho Chi Minh. She is shown speaking in Hanoi about a release of war prisoners, then giving a speech on Vietnam joining the United Nations. At the “Evening for Peace”...
Topics: Peace movement, Peace activism, Antiwar movement, Women and peace, Vietnam War 1961-1975, United...
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by John Whiteley
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Dr. Helen Caldicott, President Emeritus of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), speaks about the catastrophic results of a possible nuclear war. She sets the stage: a nuclear weapon is dropped on "the town where you live," and outlines the immediate and long-term medical implications. What happens to people at the epicenter, those at 6 miles away, and those further out. She talks about the quantity of nuclear weapons...
Topics: Nuclear war, Antinuclear movements, Women and peace, Human extinction, Militarism, Military...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Bea Milwe
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Compilation video of the World Conference and Forum on Women in Copenhagen (July 1980), created by the filmmaker and activist Bea Milwe. Various clips are shown from the conference on topics that women were working on internationally.  Many of the women talk about the amount and types of work that women are doing to help improve the world, their own lives, and the lives of their children.  Betty Friedan speaks about feminism and the opportunities available to women because of the conference....
Topics: 1980 World Conference and Forum on Women, United Nations Decade of Women, Feminism, Discrimination...
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by Kathleen Kelley
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In the winter of 1990, Kathleen Kelley went to Southeast Asia with the U. S. Vietnam Friendship and Aid Association of Southern California and visited Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. She meets with and interviews many women who are working with campaigns to improve the lives of women and children. This film is narrated by Kelley as she travels throughout the region highlighting the role women play in Southeast Asia, historically and currently. She explains that resources are at a...
Topics: Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Women's rights, Children's rights, Women and peace, Unionization,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Youth International Party
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Satirical political film produced by the Youth International Party, or Yippies, showing their view of the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. It begins with a woman dressed only in a vest and bikini bottom hitting a gong with Mayor Richard J. Daley's face on it. Clips of Daley are cut with old movie clips of orgies, wars, and general carousing, as well as contemporaneous anti-war protests, one with a glimpse of Allen Ginsburg in attendance. The song "I Ain't...
Topics: Political conventions, Chicago 8, Chicago 7, Richard J. Daley, Anti-war movement, Yippie, Youth...
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by Winterfilm
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B&W Playing time: 25 min., 03 sec. ------------- text on screen: “This testimony was given during the Winter Soldier Investigation sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Detroit, Michigan, January 31-February 2, 1971”; testimony of Vietnam War Veterans giving eyewitness accounts of war crimes and atrocities committed by the U.S. Armed Forces and their allies; the nine participants in order of appearance are listed at end of film -------------------- (for more information, see...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War atrocities, war crimes, peace movements, political activity of...
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by Camera DDR, Defa-Studio fur Kurzfilme ; Buch und Regie, Heinz Miller
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[no date] color and B&W Playing time: 30 min., 11 sec. ------------- audio levels low;  text on screen at beginning and end of film: "medisch comite nederland vietnam, giro 1090400, t.n.v. penningmeester m.c.n.v amsterdam"; scenes of Vietnamese people in Vietnam during Vietnam War era; Vietnamese women with others, including Ho Chi Minh;  Vietnamese music plays in background; some still photos, some moving; English narration provided by unidentified male and unidentified female...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, women and peace, Vietnamese culture
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by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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Silent film showing scenes in Vienna, 1938. Young Nazis march in the streets.  Crowds gather outside the United States Consulate. Clips show members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in various locations.  Some of the women seen include Dorothy Detzer, Yella Hertzka, and Louisa Jacques. Street scene in Vienna shows anti-Semitic posters.
Topics: Women and Peace, World War II, Second World War, Anti-semitism, Refugees, Documentary films,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Joris Ivens
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Pro-Vietnamese film created by Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens. This black and white film begins with an introduction by Bertrand Russell, who explains the history of the run-up to the American involvement in Vietnam. The film shows scenes of Vietnamese soldiers in trenches, American helicopters, agricultural workers, and children assembling anti-aircraft shells. A narrator speaks of the American invasion as being on par with the Germans during World War II and characterizes the Vietnamese as...
Topics: Dovidis Production, Bertrand Russell, Duc Hoa, Robert Destanque, Van Thu, Bill Ash, Lindsay...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Panorama
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[no date] B&W Playing time: 17 min., 02 sec. ------------ unidentified male broadcasting from Armed Forces Radio, Vietnam; unidentified male interviews unidentified Vietnamese and American men about the Vietnam War
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, Vietnamese culture
Speakers at a conference on the medical consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war. The recording begins mid-sentence as Dr. Herbert Scoville, Jr. speaks. Scoville, as well as the next several speakers, cover topics such as the destructive force of currently available weapons, overkill, the environmental effects of using even 10% of those weapons, the falsehood of a ‘survivable’ nuclear exchange, 'launch on warning' systems, the United States' 'nuclearized' conventional forces, nuclear...
Topics: Nuclear war, Nuclear weapons, Medical effects of nuclear war, Environmental effects of nuclear war,...
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by Amanda Porter
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Very short, silent, color amateur film of a protest against the Vietnam War that was held in Washington, D. C. Date unknown. The footage appears to loop and repeat after a brief cut to people playing tennis.
Topics: Vietnam War 1961-1975, War protests, Women and peace, Antiwar movements, Peace movements, Amateur...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia
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Amateur footage of the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia protest on March 19, 2008, at Philadelphia City Hall. Paper "clothes" are hung on a clothesline with slogans written on them: Stop the War, Build Democracy at Home, Restore Civil Liberties, etc. The display is "airing the dirty laundry of the war." The footage is mostly crowd scenes with people holding signs and banners. There is a man playing guitar and singing "Dirty Laundry." A woman explains why she is a...
Topics: Women and peace, Antiwar movement, Iraq war 2003-2011, Antiwar demonstrations, Amateur films,...
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by Hoa Binh Films; “A film by David Davis, Deirdre English, Steve Talbot”; “Additional film footage: Don Luce”
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color Playing time: 44 min., 40 sec. ------------- A film by David Davis, Deirdre English, Steve Talbot; Editing and narration: David Davis, Deirdre English, Steve Talbot; Original music: Larry Stein; Vietnamese music: ‘My native homeland quang binh’ ;‘Rice pounding at Bom Bo village’; Additional film footage: Don Luce;  Technical credits;  Special thanks to: Hoang Tung, Luu Quy Ky, Pham Sau, Nguyen Cung, Nguyen Luong, Nguyen Thanh, Tran Minh Quoc;  This film could not have been made...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, Vietnam War reconstruction, peace movements
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by American Friends Service Committee
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The United States has 11 military facilities and 17,000 military personnel in the Philippines. Many Filipinos feel it is time for the U. S. to get out of the Philippines. There are organizations, such as Gabriela, the Buklod Center, and the Anti-Base Coalition that are especially concerned about the effect that these bases and the "R&R Industry" has on local women. The history of U. S. involvement in the Philippines goes back to the Spanish-American War. The Public Affairs officer...
Topics: United States foreign military bases, Philippines-United States relations, Philippine women,...
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by Wiesner Associates
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The case "Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles v. Ronald Reagan" was filed in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1983. This film looks at the leadup to and the resolution of the court case. The Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles (GWACM) was a group from England that had been protesting the U. S. deployment of nuclear weapons to the RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire, England. The group had been protesting outside the base, including blockading the...
Topics: Antinuclear movement, Women and peace, Nuclear weapons, International law, Cold War, Greenham...
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by Pauline Ross, Valley Cable TV (Encino, CA)
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The cable access show “Open Studio” episode “Today’s Grandmothers Look at Tomorrow,” presented by the Women’s International League for Peace (WILPF) Los Angeles branch.  The host is Lois Hamer, with panelists Mary Hurtz, Gertrude Kern, and Ruth Towbin.  Each panelist is a grandmother and they show pictures and speak about their grandchildren.  Hurtz talks about her grandson who is half Japanese.  Towbin has three grandchildren, and Kern has one.  They take turns expressing...
Topics: Disarmament, Antinuclear movement, Antiwar movement, Conscientious objection, Peace movement, Women...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by WHYY TV-12 Philadelphia
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Public affair presentation from WHYY in Philadelphia, recorded on June 13, 1985. The host is Phyllis Sanders. Guests are Barbara Daniel Cox, Executive Director of the Mayor's Commission for Women (Philadelphia); Dagmar McGill, Vice President of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America; and Mildred Scott Olmsted, Director Emeritus of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The women discuss the United Nation's Decade for Women that ran from 1975 through 1985. McGill...
Topics: United Nations Decade for Women, Women and peace, Women's international cooperation, United...
color Playing time: 2 min., 54 sec. ------------ introduction by Taylor Grant; John Kerry, representing Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), gives a statement before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War atrocities, peace movements, soldiers and political activity,...
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by Produced by Hilary Harris for the Committee for Nonviolent Action as joint sponsor of the anti-draft demonstrations in New York City, fall 1965 ; Washington Peace Center
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[1965?] B&W Playing time: 7 min., 12 sec. ------------ silent film; credits roll at beginning;  text on screen at beginning of film: “On August 30, 1965 a law was enacted in the U.S. making the destruction of a draft card punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine”;  demonstration with A.J. Muste at podium; still photography of Vietnam War; interviews with people at demonstration at Union Square, New York City, November 6, 1965;  text on screen at end of film: “The real...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, draft resistance, draft resisters, conscientious objection,...
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Amateur film documenting the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice at Romulus, N. Y. During the summer of 1983, thousands of women camped on a 51-acre farm next to the Seneca Army Depot. They were protesting the nuclear missiles housed at the depot. Women speak about why they are participating. One says that she realized, after having four sons, that she had "given birth to a lot of cannon fodder for the Vietnam War." Bella Abzug was interviewed at the camp and spoke of...
Topics: Women and peace, Nonviolence, Peace movements, Seneca Army Depot, Antinuclear movement, Romulus N....
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Verdon-Roe, Vivienne
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Women from many antinuclear organizations speak about the dangers of the arms race, nuclear proliferation, weapons spending, and nuclear war. They stress the history of women's involvement with peace movements and the need for women to play to their strengths when making antinuclear arguments. The clips include both interviews and speeches. Some of the speakers are: Joanne Woodward, Patricia Schroeder, Mary Dent Crisp, Randall Forsberg, and Shirley Chisholm, among many others. The video ends...
Topics: Women and peace, Antinuclear campaigns, Disarmament, Peace movements, Military-industrial complex,...
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by A film by Church World Service, New York, N.Y. ; Richter McBride Productions Inc. ; Robert Richter, Producer, Director, Writer
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[no date] color Playing time: 28 min., 41 sec. ------------ in English; John Henry Faulk, narrator: “Vietnam wheat shipment, Oct. 10”; William Sloan Coffin, Mar. 1978, and other American leaders talk about American reconstruction of Vietnam after Vietnam War; American farmers working to provide food to Vietnamese people; Vietnamese people in cities and countryside; Senator Richard Clark, Iowa, at Houston demonstration about the wheat shipment; Cora Weiss; credits at end of film; “Church...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, Vietnam War reconstruction, peace movements,...
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B&W Playing time: 30 min., 34 sec. -------------- Vietnam War; Vietnamese singing with footage of nature and in Vietnamese; Vietnamese people in daily life as credits roll;  Vietnamese text on screen referencing B52 and 18.12.1972-28.12.1972; other Vietnamese on-screen text throughout film;  Vietnamese people in daily life; aftermath of war
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, Vietnam War reconstruction, Vietnamese culture
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by Produced by Hilary Harris for the Committee for Nonviolent Action as joint sponsor of the anti-draft demonstrations in New York City, fall 1965 ; Washington Peace Center
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[1965?] B&W Playing time: 7 min., 12 sec. ------------------ silent film; credits roll at beginning;  text on screen at beginning of film: “On August 30, 1965 a law was enacted in the U.S. making the destruction of a draft card punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine”;  demonstration with A.J. Muste at podium;  still photography of Vietnam War;  interviews with people at demonstration at Union Square, New York City, November 6, 1965;  text on screen at end of film:...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, draft resistance, draft resisters, conscientious objection,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Final Production: American Documentary Films; Direction: Sally Pugh; Editing: Nina Wax; Produced by: Another Mother for Peace
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B&W Playing time: 27 min., 30 sec. ----------- text on screen:  “War is not healthy for children and other living things”;  Donna Reed Owen, Co-Chairman, Another Mother for Peace, introduces women in the organization and Bess Myerson Grant;  text on screen: “An address by Bess Myerson Grant at The 1970 World Mother’s Day Assembly of Another Mother for Peace in San Francisco”;  Vietnam War protest, antiwar efforts, women and peace
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, women and peace, mothers and political activity
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[no date] color Playing time: 4 min., 7 sec. ------------- no sound;  Vietnamese refugees, including children, injured by the Vietnam War
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, peace movements, refugees
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by National Film Board Canada
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Scenes of Dr. Helen Caldicott speaking to an audience about the consequences of nuclear war are interspersed with scenes of war. Clips from "JAP ZERO" (US Dept. of War Information Film, 1943) and Universal Newsreel, "Atom Bomb and Reds Doom Japs," are used. Dr. Caldicott speaks about the number of nuclear bombs available and the amount of overkill possible. Scenes from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are used to show the devastation and the severity of damage to the human population....
Topics: Helen Caldicott, Terry Nash, Edward Le Lorrain, Kathleen Shannon, Environmental Action Committee of...
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by Plato Ltd., London, England
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[no date] B&W Playing time: 12 min., 12 sec. --------------- narrated by: Stuart Douglas (commentary); voiceover in English by Patrick Wymark of a Vietnamese man, Nguyen van Lum [?], telling his family story in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, including the death of his father;  still images and moving footage of war and daily life;  at end of film, Georgia Brown talks about saving lives in Vietnam by contributing to the Fund to Medical Aid to Vietnam
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, Vietnam War medical care, peace movements,...
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by Liane Brandon, New Day Films
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Ordinary people from all walks of life tell how they are helping to prevent nuclear war. Interviewed are a housewife, a minister, a welder, a high school student, a physicist, and others. They each speak about their antinuclear activities. A woman explains how she has one-on-one conversations with friends, family, and even strangers about the concern over nuclear weapons. A physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project writes articles and gives lectures advocating for nuclear arms reduction and...
Topics: Nuclear war, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear arms, Nuclear freeze, Nuclear ban, Antinuclear movement,...
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by Women's Video Collective
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This July, 1983 interview of Barbara Deming takes place shortly after Deming had served a five day stay in a makeshift jail. Deming describes the march that got her and her group into jail, including their experiences with the townspeople verbally abusing them and their experience with the police. She describes why they did not simply go away when verbally abused and spoke about the psychological reasoning for why the townspeople spoke the way they did. She then describes the group's time at...
Topics: Feminism, Sexism, Social change, Nonviolence, Women and peace, Peace activists, Interviews, Barbara...
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by Women Strike for Peace
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Silent, amateur footage of the September, 1967 Women Strike for Peace march on Washington, D. C. The video shows the women arriving on buses, protesters with signs against the war and the draft, speakers with bullhorns, news crews, and police activity. Large, orderly crowds are shown moving through the city with the Washington Monument and White House in the background.
Topics: Vietnam War 1961-1975, Women and peace, Anti-war protests, Amateur films, Documentary films, Hilton...
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by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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Silent film, mostly in color, but with some black and white scenes.  Members of the Women's International League are shown at their offices in Geneva, Switzerland. There are also street scenes of Geneva. A day trip to Verbier, Switzerland shows the group in the mountains, gathering wildflowers.
Topics: Women and peace, Yella Hertzka, Documentary films, Amateur Films, Antiwar movements, Peace movements
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by A Production of CBS News ; Produced and Written by Peter Davis
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B&W Playing time: 0087.01a: 30 min., 58 sec.;  0087.02a: 22 min., 11 sec. -------------- 0087.01a: Roger Mudd, CBS News Correspondent, narrates and with others talks about how the Pentagon sells the Vietnam War to the American public; text of screen at end of film: “End of Part I” ----------- 0087.02a: text on screen at beginning of film: “Beginning Part II”;  Roger Mudd continues narrating and with others talks about how the Pentagon sells the Vietnam War to the America public; ...
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Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War public opinion in the United States, militarism, psychological...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by World in Action
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Episode of the British television show World in Action , titled "The Threat of Nuclear War." This episode hosts a panel of nuclear scientists who read statements on their beliefs that a nuclear war is imminent unless global action is taken soon. The panelists are: Herbert Scoville, former Head of Scientific Intelligence for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Dr. George Rathjens, former Chief Scientist of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense,...
Topics: Granada Television International, Independent Television (ITV), Herbert Scoville, George Rathjens,...
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by The RadioActivist Campaign (Belfair, Washington)
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Three site-specific instances of radioactive waste polluting American waterways. Part One examines the Columbia River near the Hanford Nuclear Facility (the most contaminated place in North America). Effects of the contamination in the river include the feminization of fish. Chinook salmon have been changing from male to female. Both Strontium 90 and Radium 225 have been found in the river. The Hanford Facility has ostensibly been cleaned up, but independent testing is needed to determine how...
Topics: Radioactive pollution of water, Radioactive pollution of soils, Radioactive wastes, Water...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by A Presentation of NET (National Education Television); A Profile by Lee Lockwood and Don Lenzer
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1971 ca. Playing time: 57 min., 32 sec. ------------- black and white ------------- Daniel Berrigan and his brother Philip, along with seven other Catholic protesters, used homemade  napalm  to destroy 378 draft files in the parking lot of the  Catonsville, Maryland , draft board on May 17, 1968.  This group came to be known as the  Catonsville Nine . Berrigan was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison,    but went into hiding with the help of fellow radicals prior to...
Topics: Vietnam War protests, peace movements, draft resistance, conscientious objection, conscientious...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by “Directions presents”; Produced in association with Division for Film & Broadcasting, United States Catholic Conference, Rev. Patrick J. Sullivan, S.J.; Produced in association with The National Council of Churches, Rev. Dave Pomeroy; Directions is a public affairs presentation of ABC News
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B&W Playing time: 31 min., 14 sec. ----------------- Technical note from George Blood: Technical Notes: 5/22/2018 DA: 16mm B&W kinescope w/optical sound Soft focus, Kinescope light flicker, Audio levels low, Poor audio quality on original ------------------- content begins at 1:34: credits at the end include: Sid Darion, producer ;  Charles Heinz, director Frank Reynolds (ABC News Correspondent) talks as scenes from Vietnam are shown: places of worship, hospitals, everyday Vietnamese...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, Vietnam War reconstruction, peace movements,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by American Documentary Films in association with Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace
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B&W Playing time: 29 min., 03 sec. ----------- credits roll at beginning;  text on screen: “This Is A Film Of A Speech Given By Dr. George Wald At The Third National Meeting Of Business Executives Move For Vietnam Peace at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. Henry E. Niles, Chairman”;  Tommy Smothers introduces George Wald who then speaks
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, economic aspects of war, Business Executives Move for Vietnam...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Physicians for Social Responsibility
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October 1989, the 29th Charles L. Brown Memorial Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Christine Cassel. Dr. Cassel is introduced as the current President of the Physicians for Social Responsibility and working with the University of Chicago medical school. Following the introduction, Dr. Cassel discusses her views on physicians’ roles in the nuclear arms race. She then uses a slide show to describe different stats and issues that relate to nuclear war and public health and ends the speech calling...
Topics: Medicine and nuclear war, Antinuclear movements, Nuclear Disarmament, Nuclear Arms race, Physician...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Presented by Good-Will Pictures, Inc.; Produced by Tech-Film Studio, New York
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[no date] B&W Playing time: 0046.01: 9 min., 48 sec.;   0046.02: 5 min., 43 sec.;  0046.03: 14 min., 9 sec. -------------------- 0046.01: silent film; text on screen: “A not-so-fanciful tale of two foolish neighbors - Anthony and Stephen and Mr. Fox who pretended to be their friend”; text on screen continues throughout to describe this black and white animated film; credits at beginning of film 0046.02: silent film; continues story from previous file with text on screen describing...
Topics: peace movement, economic aspects of military spending in the United States, military policy in the...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
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The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation presents their argument for nuclear disarmament. The following five points are examined in detail: Nuclear weapons are 1) Catastrophically dangerous, 2) Incompatible with global security, 3) Enormously costly, 4)Illegal under international law, and 5) Immoral. Topics covered include the unequal distribution of nuclear arms, modern terrorism threatening theft or misuse of nuclear weapons, the strength of modern weapons and the "overkill" capability, and...
Topics: Nuclear weapons, Nuclear war, Antinuclear movement, Nuclear proliferation, Military spending,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Compilation film of the activities of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Clips are a mix of silent and sound and most are from the 1920s and 1930s. Some are very brief and have little context. The following description from the curator of the Peace Collection provides what information is known about the film clips, plus some background information about the people and places shown. Related Peace Collection record groups are noted throughout the description for...
Topics: Women and peace, Lotti Birch, Louisa Jacques, Gertrud Baer, Lida Gustava Heymann, Anita Augspurg,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by “filmed and narrated by Henry Mayer, M.D.”
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[1967?] color Playing time: 16 min., 18 sec. ----------- credits roll at beginning and end of film;  Henry Mayer, MD narrates over images of Vietnamese people, including children, with injuries from Vietnam War (some graphic);  music by the Vietnamese people from the album, “Music of Viet Nam”, Folkways Records and Service Corp.
Topics: Vietnam War protest, Vietnam War civilian relief, Vietnam War medical care, peace movements
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by WomanSpace
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Interview program, “Focus on Women,” presented by Womanspace with host Florence Rapoport.  In this episode, Rapoport interviews Cora Weiss, Co-director of the Disarmament Program at the Riverside Church in New York City.  Rapoport begins by asking Weiss about her early life and college years.  Weiss was politically active in college, trying to recall Senator Joseph McCarthy.  She talks about starting her family after college and her involvement in the peace movement.  The causes she...
Topics: Cora Weiss, Women and peace, Disarmament, Peace movements, Antiwar movements, Feminism, Women's...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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Silent color film documenting the 1968 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Annual Meeting. The film shows the women doing typical activities during the meeting: gathered in a classroom, working in small groups, having lunch together, listening to speakers, walking around campus, and  more.
Topics: Women and peace, Peace movements, Cinema and Design (Cleveland OH), Dennis Earl, Eugene Pawlowski,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Short video explaining the founding and history of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), celebrating the organization's 75th anniversary. The video, which is a montage of still images with voiceovers, was exhibited in Philadelphia on May 2, 1990. Founded during World War I, WILPF has spent 75 years lobbying, demonstrating, and doing the work of peace. They were U. N. mediators and consultants. They worked internationally against militarism and U. S. intervention in...
Topics: Women and peace, International peace, Peace movements, Social justice, Racial equality,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Cambridge, Mass)
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Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Emily Greene Balch receiving the Nobel Peace Prize held at Wellesley College on November 22, 1995. Wellesley College faculty and students, members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and others present readings by and about Emily Greene Balch. They speak of her education at Bryn Mawr College and her travels through Europe in 1904 and 1905 when she studied the lives of immigrants, and which led to her founding the National...
Topics: Emily Greene Balch, Women and peace, Pacifism, Social reform, International peace, Women's history,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Bea Milwe
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Various religious leaders speak on their views about nuclear weapons and nuclear war.  Representatives from many Christian and Jewish denominations explain their teachings on war and what actions their congregations can take to decrease the chance of a future nuclear war.  They protest the national policies that spend billions of dollars annually for weapons.  They want to educate the public about military spending and the true costs of continued weapons buildup.  One preacher asks during...
Topics: Religion and peace, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear war, Nuclear freeze, Peace activists, Peace movements,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace (WILPF)
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The peace activist group, the Raging Grannies, enter a military recruitment office and try to enlist for the war in Iraq. They are at odds with the U.S.’s reliance on young people in the war and list their reasons for objection to war in Iraq. They want all U.S. corporations and military personnel withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan, and for the U.S. to finance and rebuild what they have destroyed. The American military bases in Iraq should be returned to the people of Iraq/Afghanistan. The...
Topics: Iraq War, Raging Grannies, Military draft, Women and peace, Peace movements, Anti-war movements,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Center for Defense Information
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National Women's Conference to Prevent Nuclear War in 1984 as documented by the Center for Defense Information. The video is a compilation of short clips of many speakers and interviews at the conference. The topics of the conference include so-called "limited" nuclear war; the history of nuclear science and weapons; war for profit; the Strategic Defense Initiative; arms control; and other related topics. Among the speakers depicted are Ruth Adams, editor of the Bulletin of Atomic...
Topics: Women and peace, Anti-nuclear campaign, Disarmament, Peace conferences, United States relations...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Los Alamos Study Group
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This film is presented by the Los Alamos Study Group, an activist group in New Mexico that provides education and leadership on the topic of nuclear disarmament and related issues.  The film begins with a description of what the viewer is about to see: selections from a “Security Immersion Presentation” given to employees of the Los Alamos National Laboratory on June 21, 1999.  The speaker is Dr. Steven Younger, Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Weapons.  The film’s...
Topics: Nuclear weapons, Militarization, Antinuclear movement, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Documentary...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Eqbal Ahmad Foundation
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Nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan build after the 1998 nuclear weapons testing by both countries. The video opens with footage of the United States nuclear testing and use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then the buildup of nuclear weapons begins, with Russia working to keep up with America. In May of 1998 India performs five atomic tests. Five days later, Pakistan tests their nuclear bomb. As a narrator dictates this timeline, commentators talk about the known and...
Topics: India, Pakistan, Nuclear weapons, Arms race, Antinuclear movement, Peace movement, Military...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Committee to Unsell the War, Clergy and Laity Concerned
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Compilation of several professionally produced television commercials protesting the Vietnam War. There are seven commercials on this reel. 1) Robert O. Muller, 1st Lt. USMC (Ret) speaks out against the war. 2) John F. Kerry, Former Lt. US Navy, and future senator, Secretary of State, and Presidential candidate, asks the audience how they can ask someone to be the last to die in Vietnam. 3) Exploding apple pie illustrating the high cost of the war. 4) Happy Birthday - 10 years in Vietnam. 5)...
Topics: Color Lab of Rockville MD, Robert O. MIller, John F. Kerry, Vietnam War 1961-1975, Peace movement,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Women Strike for Peace
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color Playing time: 12 min., 25 sec. ------------- two Vietnamese women sitting on couch; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh reads from script in Vietnamese with English translation voiceover; she thanks Women Strike for Peace and talks about an end to the Vietnam War
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, women and peace, Women Strike for Peace
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
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Members of the Uniting for Racial Justice (UFORJE) campaign address the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) during their National Congress on June 26-30, 2002 at Goddard College in Vermont. The video opens at the end of Gwendolyn Braxton speaking, followed by a series of updates on the UFORJE campaign from Barbara Laval, Sha'an Mouliert, Lettie Polite, and Evelyn Spears. These representatives touch on the connections between UFORJE and other WILPF campaigns, a UFORJE trip...
Topics: African Americans reparations, Women and peace, Peace movements, Social justice, Racism, Social...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Raise Hell for Molly Ivins Campaign to End The War in Iraq
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Robert Manning talks about the "Raise Hell for Molly Ivins Campaign to End The War in Iraq." He presents statistics on casualties and the financing of the War in Iraq. Highlights are shown from one of the campaign’s events with multiple speakers from different backgrounds talking about the war in Iraq. Speakers include a veteran, a nun, a gold star mother, and others. As the event comes to a close, Manning calls for action from the viewers to end the War in Iraq by contacting...
Topics: Iraq War, Antiwar movements, Molly Ivins, Women and peace, Political films, Robert Manning, Diana...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Robert Greenwald Production
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Highlights of the protest actions of the organization Codepink in 2003.  Scenes depict a peace march in January and a rally outside the White House in March for International Women’s Day.  Codepink women are shown giving “pink badges of courage” to members of Congress in honor of their stance against the war.  Codepink also goes to the embassies of France and Turkey to thank them for their decisions to not support the war.  The women are shown in Baghdad in February of 2003. ...
Topics: Women and peace, Peace movements, Antiwar movements, CodePink, Diane Wilson, Medea Benjamin,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Interfaith Committee On Draft and Military Information ; copyright by the United Presbyterian Church in the USA ; A BFC release ; NISBCO [?]
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B&W Playing time: 36 min., 38 sec.  ------------- Vietnam War draft resisters talk about the war and living in exile in Canada;   Roger Williams; Dee Knight; Ken Powell; Dick Burroughs; Jerry Hughs; Jeff Eckers; Jerry Samuels; Eddie Hiller American military officers talk: Col. Victor De Fiori; Sgt. Thomas B. Kroner;  U.S. Congress members talk: Edward Koch; Edward Kennedy People talking before U.S. Congressional Committee: James Kern, Vietnam Veterans for Peace; David Harris, War...
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, draft resistance, draft resisters, conscientious objection,...
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
by Produced by Odeon Films for The American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees; A film by Alan Jacobs and Alan Levin
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color Playing time: 15 min., 30 sec. ------------ text on screen at beginning: “AFSCME, in service to the public”;  unidentified male interviews unidentified males and unidentified females about taxes and taxation: fairness, equity;  text on screen at end: “We appreciate the cooperation of our Jacksonville, Fla. members and the other citizens who participated in making this film”
Topics: labor unions in United States, taxation, AFSCME
Swarthmore College Peace Collection Visual Recordings
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[no date] B&W Playing time: 18 min., 4 sec. --------------- Technical notes from George Blood: Technical Notes: 5/21/2018 DA: 16mm B&W release print w/optical sound  Focus varies, Audio gaps Exposure varies -------- members of Boston Draft Resistance Group (BDRG) talk about their work during Vietnam War era: draft resistance, draft counseling, canvassing, strategies; unidentified people talk about the Vietnam War and the draft; credits roll at end of film 
Topics: Vietnam War protest, peace movements, draft resistance, draft resisters, draft counseling....