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

12/01/1979

Cast

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

Directors

Barry Alexander Brown, Glenn Silber

Cast

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

Producers

Editors

Chuck France

1980 Oscar Best Documentary, Features Nominated
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