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|Liberated Lens film night: "Sir No Sir!"|
|Date||Sunday December 17|
|Time||6:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland 94609|
|Organizer/Author||Liberated Lens film collective|
This month, Liberated Lens is excited to present 2 anti-war films by David Zeiger for our December film night theme: "F#@%^n' Peace On Earth Already!"Added to the calendar on Tuesday Dec 5th, 2017 4:57 PM
“Sir No Sir” is an award-winning documentary that tells the long suppressed 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 1960’s -- one that had a profound impact on American society yet has been virtually obliterated from the collective memory of that time.
In the 1960’s, an anti-war movement emerged 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.
Veterans of the Vietnam War will be in attendance for Q&A about the topics presented in the film.
Doors at 6pm, film at 6:30pm. $5 donation, no one turned away. Free popcorn as always!