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The War at Home (1979)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | December 1979 (USA)
Interviews with people involved with and leading the Madison, Wisconsin area resistance to the Vietnam war.


Glenn Silber, Barry Alexander Brown (co-director)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Karleton Armstrong Karleton Armstrong ... Himself - Anti-War Activist, Convicted Bomber
Betty Boardman Betty Boardman ... Herself - Quaker Peace Activist
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself - Activist
Henry Haslach Henry Haslach ... Himself - Student Activist
Gaylord Nelson Gaylord Nelson ... Himself - US Senator
Wahid Rashad Wahid Rashad ... Himself - Student Activist
Jim Rowen Jim Rowen ... Himself - Student Activist, Assistant to Mayor Soglin
Paul Soglin Paul Soglin ... Himself - Student Activist, Mayor of Madison
Evan Stark Evan Stark ... Himself - Student Activist
Jack von Mettenheim Jack von Mettenheim ... Himself - Businessman, Anti-Hitler Student Activist
H. Edwin Young H. Edwin Young ... Himself - President, Univ. of Wisconsin
Maurice Zeitlin Maurice Zeitlin ... Himself - Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin


Interviews with people involved with and leading the Madison, Wisconsin area resistance to the Vietnam war.

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Release Date:

December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A guerra em casa See more »

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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Emotion & Drama Run High
14 November 2018 | by StrictlyConfidentialSee all my reviews

*Note* - This "anti-war" documentary, directed by Glenn Silber, was originally released back in 1979.

"The War At Home" is widely considered to be one of the most important political films ever made. And, once you have seen it for yourself you'll completely understand why it has earned itself such high recognition.

Covering the pivotal years from 1961-1975 - This first-rate documentary contains some of the most incredible archival "anti-war protest" footage that you are ever gonna see. It'll really knock your socks off.

This 100-minute presentation also includes a number of very relevant interviews with some of the men who had actually fought in the Vietnam War.

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