Post film discussion with Director Judith Ehrlich, Sunday, March 27, 2022 @ 7 pm via Zoom
About the Film
As the war in Vietnam raged, one of the largest and most successful youth-led resistance movements in American history was growing at home. Hundreds of thousands of young men opposed to an unjust war said NO to being drafted into the military, risking up to five years in federal prison. Their individual courage and collective nonviolent actions helped end a tragic war and the draft.
Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Judith Ehrlich, The Boys Who Said NO! tells for the first time the inspiring story and impact of the draft resistance movement.
About the Filmmaker
Judith Ehrlich is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-produced and co-directed The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, which was nominated for an Academy Award and Primetime Emmy in 2009. Judith also co-produced and directed The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It. She is the only filmmaker to twice win the top US awards for history film: the John O’Connor Film History Award, from the American Historical Association, and the Eric Barnouw Award, from the Organization of American Historians.
This documentary contains scenes of war that some viewers may find disturbing.
This program is part of the 2022 NEA Big Read, which encourages the Pennington community to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of events. The Best We Could Do is an intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Please visit PenningtonLibrary.org/2022BigRead for a full calendar of events and more information.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.