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The Boys Who Said NO!

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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, and featuring draft resistance leader DAVID HARRIS,  The Boys Who Said NO! tells for the first time the inspiring story and impact of the draft resistance movement.

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Charles Traub : Lens & Screen Artist, Educator

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CHARLES TRAUB is a lens and screen artist and educator. In 1987, Traub helped design what is today known as MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Immediately following 9/11, Traub co-founded “here is new york: a democracy of photographs,” which won the Brandan Gill and ICP Cornell Capa Infinity awards. The project is one of the most viewed exhibitions of photographs, as it has been displayed in 42 venues across the world and has a large internet viewership.

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Judith Ehrlich : Filmmaker

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JUDITH EHRLICH is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. 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. Ehrlich also co-produced and directed The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It another ITVS documentary, which tells the story of the men who, guided by principle, took the unpopular position of pacifism during World War II. The Boys Who Said NO! is the third film in Ehrlich’s war resistance trilogy, and features contemporary video interviews with David Harris, Joan Baez, and other major resistance figures of the Vietnam-USA War.

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David Harris : Author, Journalist, Political Activist

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    Introduction to David Harris.  2:41 min.   Interview: Raymond Elman. Editing & Production: Sabrina Rubinstein. Music:...

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Gail Weintraub Stern: Founding Donor, Activist

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GAIL WEINTRAUB STERN, founding donor and Vietnam War activist, is a retired cardiovascular nurse who has been spent her life involved in nonviolent social change causes and philanthropic endeavors.

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