In February 1971, one month after the notorious My Lai massacre, over one hundred Vietnam War veterans gathered to testify in an unprecedented public inquiry into the atrocities committed by American forces in combat. Organised by anti-war veteran’s organisation Vietnam Veterans Against the War, the event was barely reported to the American public at the time. But Winterfilm Collective members captured their unflinching testimony and turned it into this raw, angry and radical documentary that remains essential viewing today.
DJ, producer and NTS Radio presenter Nabihah Iqbal presents a rare screening of Winter Soldier, followed by a discussion and an evening of music inspired by the film, featuring protest songs and music from the 1950–1975 anti-war movement. ICA: Saturday 8 September, 6:00pm, Cinema 1.
Open City Documentary Festival returns for its eighth year with a programme of contemporary and retrospective creative documentary and non-fiction filmmaking. Also new this week is Pawel Pawlikowski’s latest masterpiece.
Please be advised that this film contains discussion of sexual assault and violence which some viewers might find distressing. Part of Open City Doc Fest.