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The Resource Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film, a Displaced Films production ; in association with ARTE/France ; produced, directed & written by David Zeiger ; produced by Evangeline Griego, Aaron Zarrow, (videorecording)

Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film, a Displaced Films production ; in association with ARTE/France ; produced, directed & written by David Zeiger ; produced by Evangeline Griego, Aaron Zarrow, (videorecording)

Label
Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film
Title
Sir! No sir!
Title remainder
a David Zeiger film
Statement of responsibility
a Displaced Films production ; in association with ARTE/France ; produced, directed & written by David Zeiger ; produced by Evangeline Griego, Aaron Zarrow
Title variation
David Zeiger film
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Performer
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In archival footage and interviews, this film tells the story of an almost forgotten fact of the Vietnam era: the war's most crucial naysayers were soldiers--in the barracks and on the front lines--the GI anti-war movement. Beginning with acts of conscience by individuals, dissatisfaction escalated with the number of conscripts. Courts-martial, destroyed careers, imprisonment in military stockades or federal penitentiaries and desertions were common. There were also pirate radio stations, underground newspapers, a modern "underground railway" that helped soldiers desert and move to Canada, coffeehouses near U.S. bases where opinions shaped and altered by first-hand experiences were shared, and groups organized around every imaginable axis, which led to anti-war sentiment among U.S. troops being recognized at the highest levels in the Pentagon. On one level, this film is a corrective to the rah-rah rhetoric about Vietnam pushed by the right wing, while undermining the popular fiction that opposition to the war came strictly from outside the military, and reversing the 20 year process of erasing the GI Movement from the collective memory of the nation and the world
Awards note
  • Winner of Audience Award Best Documentary, Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Winner of Seeds of War Award, Full Frame Film Festival
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, May Rigler, Lindsay Mofford ; camera, May Rigler, David Zweiger; original music, Buddy Judge ; research, James Lewes, Jörgen Gustafson, Isabelle Moore, Mark Piper, Dina Rigler
Date time place
Originally produced as an American documentary in 2005
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
DS559.62.U6
LC item number
S57 2006
PerformerNote
Narrated by Troy Garity; commentators, Donald Duncan, Howard Levy, Oliver Hirsch, Keith Mather, Susan Schnall, Randy Rowland, Louis Font, David Cline, Steve Goldsmith, Hal Muskat, Dave Blalock, Darnell Summers, Jane Fonda, Joe Urgo, Bill Short, Greg Payton, Terry Whitmore, Halim Gullahbemi, Michael Wong, Joe Bangert, Richard Boyle, Essie Love, Louise Monaco, Mildred Parker, Verna Blossomgame, Terry Iverson, Tom Bernard, Ed Eskelson, Don May, Ron McMahan, John Huyler, John Lembcke; voice of Colonel Heinl, Ed Asner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zeiger, David
  • Griego, Evangeline
  • Zarrow, Aaron
  • Garity, Troy
  • Asner, Edward
  • Displaced Films
  • ARTE France
  • Docurama (Firm)
  • New Video Group
Runtime
84
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Billy Dean
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Veterans
  • Soldiers
  • Dissenters
  • My Lai Massacre, Vietnam, 1968
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film, a Displaced Films production ; in association with ARTE/France ; produced, directed & written by David Zeiger ; produced by Evangeline Griego, Aaron Zarrow, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469589/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Featurettes: The American serviceman's union and Fort Dix stockade rebellion (12 min.); Carl Dix: From protest to federal prison to revolution (12 min.); Elder Halim Gullahbemi: Learning from the Vietnamese (6 min.); Jeff Sharlet and Vietnam GI (4 min.); Randy Rowland: Life in the Presidio stockade (7 min.); Keith Mather's escape (3 min.); The 9 for Peace (1 min.); Keith's scrapbook: From 9 for peace to Presidio 27 (7 min.); Joe Urgo: Behind the winter soldier investigation (8 min.); Michael Wong: In Vietnam, we were doing what the Japanese did to the Chinese in WWII (3 min.); Director David Zeiger and Sgt. Giamozzi at the Oleo Strut (6 min.); Pioneer pirate radio DJ Dave Rabbit speaks! (8 min.); The court martial of Camilo Mejia: Iraq War resister (2 min.); Cindy Sheehan and Jane Fonda on "Sir! No Sir!" (12 min.); "Only the Beginning"--Vietnam vets 'return' their medals (4 min.); Newsreel: "Summer of '68"--The Oleo Strut (7 min.); Rita Martinson's "Soldier, we love you" (5 min.); Director biography [text feature]
Bar code
  • 31223127597095
  • 31223127596972
  • 31223127597103
  • 31223127596964
  • 31223127597111
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "I quit!" -- The turning point -- A troubling decision -- Underground press -- Black power -- The My Lai massacre -- A state of collapse -- The movement is everywhere -- Constellation vote -- G.I.'s take the stage -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (84 min.)
Isbn
9780767091930
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 767685984239
  • 782410091198
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
NVG-9842
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)73829367
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film, a Displaced Films production ; in association with ARTE/France ; produced, directed & written by David Zeiger ; produced by Evangeline Griego, Aaron Zarrow, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469589/
Publication
Note
Special features: Featurettes: The American serviceman's union and Fort Dix stockade rebellion (12 min.); Carl Dix: From protest to federal prison to revolution (12 min.); Elder Halim Gullahbemi: Learning from the Vietnamese (6 min.); Jeff Sharlet and Vietnam GI (4 min.); Randy Rowland: Life in the Presidio stockade (7 min.); Keith Mather's escape (3 min.); The 9 for Peace (1 min.); Keith's scrapbook: From 9 for peace to Presidio 27 (7 min.); Joe Urgo: Behind the winter soldier investigation (8 min.); Michael Wong: In Vietnam, we were doing what the Japanese did to the Chinese in WWII (3 min.); Director David Zeiger and Sgt. Giamozzi at the Oleo Strut (6 min.); Pioneer pirate radio DJ Dave Rabbit speaks! (8 min.); The court martial of Camilo Mejia: Iraq War resister (2 min.); Cindy Sheehan and Jane Fonda on "Sir! No Sir!" (12 min.); "Only the Beginning"--Vietnam vets 'return' their medals (4 min.); Newsreel: "Summer of '68"--The Oleo Strut (7 min.); Rita Martinson's "Soldier, we love you" (5 min.); Director biography [text feature]
Bar code
  • 31223127597095
  • 31223127596972
  • 31223127597103
  • 31223127596964
  • 31223127597111
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "I quit!" -- The turning point -- A troubling decision -- Underground press -- Black power -- The My Lai massacre -- A state of collapse -- The movement is everywhere -- Constellation vote -- G.I.'s take the stage -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (84 min.)
Isbn
9780767091930
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 767685984239
  • 782410091198
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
NVG-9842
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)73829367
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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