"We Are Not Your Soldiers"
Watching a part of the feature film Unmanned* and Ethan McCord’s narrated version of "Collateral Murder" led us into discussions of the morality of what the troops are called upon to do when engaged in wars against civilian populations and the history of US occupations of other countries. And, we discussed how this impacts the returning veterans as they try to move on with their lives but have to deal with the effects of post-traumatic stress resulting from their time in the military.
We are open to invitations to other high schools and colleges in April and May 2014.
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* Unmanned, directed by Casey Cooper Johnson, is a 20 minute short feature film about a drone operator who comes to question his role. It's well written & acted, and very suitable for high school audiences. If you'd like a DVD for non-commercial use, please email us.
We also recommend Unmanned: America's Drone War, which is a documentary by Robert Greenwald.