The War at Home

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Oscar Nominated for Best Documentary, Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s powerful documentary uses the ten-year history of antiwar resistance in one American town, Madison, Wisconsin, as a microcosm of the national Antiwar Movement in the ‘60s & early ‘70s. read more
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Oscar Nominated for Best Documentary, Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s powerful documentary uses the ten-year history of antiwar resistance in one American town, Madison, Wisconsin, as a microcosm of the national Antiwar Movement in the ‘60s & early ‘70s. Stereotype-busting interviews with student activists, police, Vietnam vets and others illuminate a trove of rare archival film, from the earliest antiwar protest in 1963 -- to the violent confrontation against the Dow Chemical Co., producers of napalm, in 1967; to the bombing of the Army Math Research Center in 1970 – to the end of the U.S. role in Vietnam in ‘73. This vital work of politically-charged non-fiction is newly restored in 4K and re-released now in yet another period of U.S. political conflict and turmoil.

Original Release

10/12/1979

US Release

10/12/1979

Cast

Spiro Agnew Self - White House Conference, Beside Connally / Self (archive footage)
Karleton Armstrong Self - Anti-War Activist, Convicted Bomber
William Bablitch Self - Law Student, Observer
John Connally Self - White House Conference, Beside Agnew
Ngo Dinh Diem Self - with Nixon in Vietnam
John Ehrlichman Self - White House Conference
Dwight D. Eisenhower Self - Discusses Domino Theory / Self (archive footage)
Wilbur Emory Self - Madison Police Chief
Gerald Ford Self - Congressman, Anti-Democrat Speech in Madison / Self (archive footage)
Ernest Gruening Self - Remarks on Tonkin Gulf, on Karleton Armstrong
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Barry Alexander Brown, Glenn Silber

Cast

Spiro Agnew Self - White House Conference, Beside Connally / Self (archive footage)
Karleton Armstrong Self - Anti-War Activist, Convicted Bomber
William Bablitch Self - Law Student, Observer
John Connally Self - White House Conference, Beside Agnew
Ngo Dinh Diem Self - with Nixon in Vietnam
John Ehrlichman Self - White House Conference
Dwight D. Eisenhower Self - Discusses Domino Theory / Self (archive footage)
Wilbur Emory Self - Madison Police Chief
Gerald Ford Self - Congressman, Anti-Democrat Speech in Madison / Self (archive footage)
Ernest Gruening Self - Remarks on Tonkin Gulf, on Karleton Armstrong
Alexander Haig Self - White House Conference
Hubert H. Humphrey Self - Speech at U. of Wisconsin / Self (archive footage)
Lyndon B. Johnson Self - No Wider War Speech / Self (archive footage)
Robert Kastenmeier Self - Congressman
John F. Kennedy Self - Discusses Escalation in Vietnam / Self (archive footage)
Ted Kennedy Self - Tries to Give Speech at U. of Wisconsin / Self (archive footage)
Martin Luther King Self - Marches / Self (archive footage)
Henry Kissinger Self / Self (archive footage)
Warren Knowles Self - Wisconsin Governor
Dick Krooth Self - Law Student, Protester

Producers

Editors

Chuck France

1980 Oscar Best Documentary, Features Nominated
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