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The Boys Who Said No! (2021)

  • 1h 30m
  • Judith Ehrlich
  • United States

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ADVISORY
Contains scenes of war violence, and victims.
Contains infrequent use of strong language.

SUGGESTED AGE GROUP
16+

THEATRE SCREENINGS
THE BOYS WHO SAID NO! will also screen in theatre, with live Q&A Sessions

         AUCKLAND
         Friday 4 June. 10am. SkyCity Theatre
         WELLINGTON
         Friday 18 June. 10am The Roxy

SYNOPSIS
Drawing on original interviews with more than thirty male and female nonviolent activists and historians. This is the first documentary film to profile the young men who actively opposed the military draft, to end the Vietnam War. The film shows how their personal and collective acts of nonviolent resistance, risking arrest and imprisonment for up to 5 years, were a critical part of the anti-war movement, intensifying opposition to the war and eventually forcing an end to both conscription and the war.

Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Judith Ehrlich, the film is an overdue and definitive account of the principled and powerful nonviolent resistance to America’s most problematic war. These young men risked years in prison to challenge a war of tragic human proportions. Their leadership and personal sacrifice had a direct effect on ending the war and are important examples for today’s movements of social justice and peace.

Some films are too important not to see. The Boys Who Said NO! is one of those films.
- Documentary Drive

Q&A SESSIONS

AUCKLAND
         THE SKYCITY THEATRE
         Friday 4th June   |   SCREENING START TIME     10:00AM
         Q&A START : 11:30AM
                 FINISH : 12:00PM NOON
         SPEAKERS:
         Tamkeen Saeid


WELLINGTON
         THE ROXY CINEMA
         Thursday 18th June   |   SCREENING START TIME     10:00AM
         Q&A START : 11:30AM
                 FINISH : 12:00PM NOON
         SPEAKERS:
         Tamkeen Saeid


Director

Judith Ehrlich

Distributor

Gil Scrine

Language

English