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The Boys Who Said No! film screening
November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
This special screening of the soon-to-be-released documentary, The Boys Who Said No!, with filmmaker Bill Prince, is part of a series of events presented November 11-15, 2019 by Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia and the Elliott School of International Affairs in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Mobilization for Peace.
FILM LOCATION: Room 602 of the Elliott School
SYNOPSIS: The nearly-completed documentary The Boys Who Said NO! is about draft resisters in the Vietnam War who rose up against our government when it was in the wrong. Resisters openly refused military service, which was required by law, to draw attention to their cause and heighten opposition to the war. The story is told with vibrant images and film footage, and the iconic music of the day. Characters include folksinger and activist Joan Baez, heavyweight champion of the world Muhammad Ali, whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Resistance leader David Harris, married to Baez at the time, draft card burners, draft office raiders, arrested and imprisoned resisters, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You will be amazed to witness the breadth and depth of the antiwar movement of that time.
The George Washington University: The Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative – Elliott School Public Affairs – Elliott School Sigur Center for Asian Studies – GW Law School – GW Peace Studies Program – Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – The Documentary Center, School of Media and Public Affairs – Theatre and Dance Program, Corcoran School of Art & Design and Chino Cienega Foundation – Fund for Reconciliation and Development – Institute for Policy Studies – Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame – Split this Rock – Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign – Veterans for Peace – Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee