Sir! No Sir!

Rated NR 85 minutes 2006

David Zeiger's impassioned documentary remembers the GI antiwar movement of the 1960s and 1970s, a powerful phenomenon that's been more or less erased from the record by neo-con revisionists trying to put a heroic new face on the ugliness of the war in Vietnam. Zeiger's interviews with grizzled Vietnam vets -- and Jane Fonda -- recall everything from the poetry readings in the coffeehouses set up near military bases to the movement's most desperate measure (the "fragging" of officers in the killing fields). While the film recalls the follies and failures of one American war, disturbing parallels to the one now being waged by the Bush administration are inescapable: Iraq and Afghanistan, never mentioned here, nonetheless inhabit these 84 minutes like some deadly, creeping virus for which there's no cure.

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Director: David Zeiger

Writer: David Zeiger

Producer: David Zeiger, Evangeline Griego and Aaron Zarrow

Cast: Troy Garity, narrator, Edward Asner and Jane Fonda

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