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Why We Fight

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Why We Fight
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Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
Title: Why we fight
[videorecording]
Published: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 1 hr. 39 min.) :,anamorphic, sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Documentary.
Title from container.
Originally released in 2005.
Special features: Extra scenes; extended character featurettes; filmmaker TV appearances : The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose; audience Q&A with filmmaker; filmmaker commentary with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson; theatrical trailer.
True/False Film Fest entry, 2006.
Summary: Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for disturbing war images and brief language.
Awards & Distinctions: Sundance Film Festival, 2005: Grand Jury Prize - Documentary (Eugene Jarecki).
Local Note: 1 3
Additional Contributors: Jarecki, Eugene
McCain, John 1936-
Vidal, Gore 1925-
Eisenhower, John S. D. 1922-
ISBN: 142480356X
Branch Call Number: DVD 956.7044 WHY
Statement of Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street film ; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki
Credits: Edited by, Nancy Kennedy; music by, Robert Miller.
Performers: Interviews with Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, John S.D. Eisenhower, Dan Rather.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: English dialogue with optional French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Iraq War, 2003- Video recordings. United States Economic conditions 2001- Video recordings
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Iraq War, 2003-
TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Publisher No: 13894
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Feb 19, 2014
  • blueberrymouse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must see movie for the American Sheepal. It will open your eyes as too what Uncle Scam has been doing to the American Sheepal it is suppose to be representing.
This winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, should be shown in every high school American history class. That, would be an education.....but it will never happen.

Sep 13, 2012
  • akirakato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This 2005 documentary film explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War.
It starts with the 1961 Farewell Address of Dwight Eisenhower, who warned that the political and corporate interests had become alarmingly entangled in the business of war as a form of the so-called "military-industrial complex."
The United States of America is drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and self-distructing future with an ever-increasing defence budget.
Later in the film, the director reveals an evil-force as a form of the "military-industry-Congress-thinktank complex."
The title sounds quite sarcastic because it refers to the World War II-era propaganda movies commissioned by the U.S. Government to justify their decision to enter the war against the Axis Powers.
If you view the film, you will certainly come to undestand who is making war for whom.

Jul 08, 2011
  • pagetrnr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Incredible movie. War for profit! What an outrage. Let us take back democracy from the multinational profiteers, dealers in death, before it is too late. It may already be too late. The politicians of the most powerful nation on earth (US spends more on military than the rest of the world combined) are already under the thumb of the arms manufacturers.

Mar 01, 2010
  • Bobert rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

an edge of your seat documentary, every section is more shocking than the last. War affects us all and the military indsustrial complex is a driver of it. This film is a must see. A brave exploration of this too often hidden problem.

Mar 01, 2010
  • RTurner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fascinating subject is well presented in this film. The degree to which the military-industrial complex pervades the workings of the United States is truly frightening, and 'Why We Fight' gives valuable insight into this.
The companion website features a 70-odd-page study guide to accompany the film.

Jan 17, 2010
  • angie3d rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very interesting prospective on why US fights

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