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Why We Fight

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This dissects the political, economic, and historic reasons behind the last 5 decades of american war-making.

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Studio Sony
SKU 202516730
UPC 043396138940
UPC 14 00043396138940
Format DVD
Release Date 5/1/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Cast & Crew
Donna Ellington - Actor
Eugene Jarecki - Director
Eugene Jarecki - Writer
Gwynne Dyer - Actor
John S.D. Eisenhower - Actor
Joseph Cirincione - Actor
Nancy Kennedy - Editor
Robert Miller - Original Music By
Sam Cullman, et. al, - Cinematographer
Susannah Shipman - Producer
Awards
Sundance Film Festival (2005) Eugene Jarecki, Winner, Grand Jury Prize - Documentary
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Like Michael Moore in "Fahrenheit 9/11," Jarecki takes his cameras to the streets to canvass the common folk, who dish out patriotism, gullibility and suspicion in equal amounts. He also invests his rhetoric with several human-interest angles, from a young volunteer who joins the Army as respite from a dead-end life to a retired New York police officer who supported the war in Iraq because he was seeking justice for a son killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He never got it, and his expressions of betrayal offer a more effective damnation of political deceit than all the other punditry in the film combined.
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Reviewer Neva Chonin
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Shouldn't it be obvious that a legislator who votes against government spending in his own district must have given the matter a lot of thought, and be courageous, and perhaps even correct? That's a useful thought. But it's not news, and when documentaries like "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" contain fresh and shocking information, a film like "Why We Fight" is not very necessary.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun ...topical, iconoclastic documentary with the warmth and pace of a first-rate personal essay.
Robert Koehler, Variety Picture sets the gold standard for political documentaries.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post Memo to left-wing anti-Bushies: Stories like this work. Don't lecture. Tell stories!

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