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  (in credits order)
Rusty Sachs ... Himself
Joe Bangert ... Himself
Scott Shimabukuro ... Himself
Kenneth Campbell ... Himself
Scott Camil ... Himself

John Kerry ... Himself
Steve Pitkin ... Himself
Jonathan Birch ... Himself
Charles Stevens ... Himself
Fred Nienke ... Himself
David Bishop ... Himself
Nathan Hale ... Himself
Michael Hunter ... Himself
Murphy Lloyd ... Himself
Carl Rippberger ... Himself
Evan Haney ... Himself
Robert Clark ... Himself
Gordon Stewart ... Himself
Curtis Windgrodsky ... Himself
Gary Keyes ... Himself
Allan Akers ... Himself
William Hatton ... Himself
Joseph Galbally ... Himself
Edmund Murphy ... Himself
James Duffy ... Himself
Scott Moore ... Himself
Mark Lenix ... Himself
Thomas Heidtman ... Himself
Dennis Caldwell ... Himself
James Henry ... Himself

Produced by
Fred Aronow .... producer
Nancy Baker .... producer
Rhetta Barron .... producer
Robert Fiore .... producer
David Gilles .... producer
David Grubin .... producer
Jeff Holstein .... producer
Barbara Jarvis .... producer
Algis Kaupas .... producer
Barbara Kopple .... producer
Michael Lesser .... producer
Nancy Miller .... producer
Lee Osborne .... producer
Lucy Massie Phenix .... producer
Roger Phenix .... producer
Benay Rubinstein .... producer
Michaël Weill .... producer (as Michael Weil)
Cinematography by
Fred Aronow 
Robert Fiore 
David Gillis 
David Grubin 
Jeff Holstein 
Michael Lesser 
Film Editing by
Nancy Baker 
Rhetta Barron 
Barbara Jarvis 
Barbara Kopple 
Lucy Massie Phenix 
Benay Rubinstein 
Michaël Weill  (as Michael Weill)
Sound Department
Algis Kaupas .... sound mixer
Barbara Kopple .... sound mixer
Nancy Miller .... sound mixer
Lee Osborne .... sound mixer
Roger Phenix .... sound mixer

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USA:96 min
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soldiers telling the raw truth, 28 September 2006
Author: Neilesh from London

This film consisted almost entirely of talking heads, but held the attention of the audience from start to end at a screening organised by the Socialist Workers Party. It was introduced by a Vietnam veteran slating the UK Labour party for applauding Tony Blair "the 2nd most hated man in the world" on his farewell speech.

The film was mainly shot at a public hearing, organised by Veterans against the war (featuring John Kerry), where former soldiers talked about truly disgusting atrocities against men, women and children that they saw or themselves committed. They are described in a matter-of-fact fashion, because they were an everyday occurrence. They also talk about how they were trained, the dehumanising mindset they were trained in and the realisations they came to on returning to the US. Cut into this were interviews with audience members including a dissenting black veteran talking with members of VVAW about why he thinks there are not many Afro-Americans in their movement.

Too often when atrocities occur, it is the soldiers that are scapegoated, when it is governments that send them out brainwashed. This film gives them a chance to put their side of the story, causing conflicting emotions- should you feel disgusted with them as murderers or pity them as young conscripts deceived into fighting, brutally trained to act like animals. Though it is grim, it is also heartening that they had the courage to stand up against their government and attempt to stop the genocidal war. The sort of film GW Bush and Blair should have watched years ago.

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