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|Sir! No Sir! Sacramento Screening Set for October 25|
|Date||Wednesday October 25|
|Time||7:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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|Coloma Community Center Auditorium (4623 T Street in Sacramento)|
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Sir! No Sir! Sacramento Screening Set for October 25
The Untold Story of the GI Movement to End the Vietnam War
“Perfectly Timed with New Doubts about the Iraq War” (Variety)
SACRAMENTO —Documentary filmmaker David Zeiger’s highly acclaimed Sir! No Sir! -- winner of many film festival awards -- will be screened at the Coloma Community Center Auditorium on Wednesday, October 25, sponsored by the local cable programs “Media Edge" and “Sacramento Soapbox".
Sir! No Sir! energetically reveals the untold story of the GI movement to end the war in Vietnam. This is the story of one of the most vibrant and widespread upheavals of the 1960s – one that had a profound impact on American society, yet has been virtually obliterated from the collective memory of that time. This hidden history combines fast-paced archival footage with thoughtful interviews, “perfectly timed with new doubts about the Iraq War” (Variety).
The screening, on Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 pm, will occur at the Coloma Community Center Auditorium (4623 T Street in Sacramento).
Sir! No Sir! explores a fascinating 1960’s anti-war movement that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.
More information about the film is available at http://www.sirnosir.com.
Admission is $5-$10. All proceeds will support ongoing efforts to create local progressive media productions, including the Media Edge and Sacramento Soapbox series that are seen on local cable stations in the Sacramento area.