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The War at Home (1979)

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 »




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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December 1979 (USA) See more »

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A guerra em casa See more »

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Seeing the movie as part of a college class
10 July 2006 | by vschaufSee all my reviews

In 1982, when I was a freshman at Edgewood College, I was in an Intro to Political Science; Jim Rowen was my teacher. It was an outstanding class and very influential on my political outlook. I began the class a Republican like my parents and family and at the end of the semester was a Democrat.

The movie was very informative and documented very well the trials and tribulations that the protesters experienced and often times suffered. The build up to the Sterling Hall bombing was very vivid and riveting.

Both the movie, and moreso the class, taught me how wasteful Pentagon spending is when done excessively as it was during the Reagan years as well as with the poor, misguided president we have now.

The movie indicates that with poor policies which lead a nation into a war they have no business fighting, then there will often be repression by the government justifying the war and diligent, compelling people asking questions and voicing their dissent. The hope is that there are enough diligent people as there were during the Vietnam War to make a difference.

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