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The Resource Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film in association with BBC Storyville/Arte/CBC ; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman ; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki

Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film in association with BBC Storyville/Arte/CBC ; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman ; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki

Label
Why we fight
Title
Why we fight
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film in association with BBC Storyville/Arte/CBC ; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman ; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WHY WE FIGHT, the new film by Eugene Jarecki which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a 'who{u2019}s who' of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, WHY WE FIGHT launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire. Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower{u2019}s legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase 'military industrial complex'), filmmaker Jarecki (THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER) surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century{u2019}s military adventures, asking how {u2013} and telling why {u2013} a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war. The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why {u2013} why does America fight? What are the forces {u2013} political, economic, ideological {u2013} that drive us to fight against an ever-changing enemy? 'Frank Capra made a series of films during World War II called WHY WE FIGHT that explored America{u2019}s reasons for entering the war,' Jarecki notes. 'Today, with our troops engaged in Iraq and elsewhere for reasons far less clear, I think it{u2019}s crucial to ask the questions: 'Why are we doing what we are doing? What is it doing to others? And what is it doing to us?''
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producers, Roy Ackerman, Nick Fraser, Hans Robert Eisenhauer ; camera, Etienne Sauret, May Ying Welsh, Brett Wiley ; music, Robert Miller ; editor, Nancy Kennedy
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Interviews with Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, John S.D. Eisenhower, Dan Rather ; field correspondents, Mary Jane Robinson, May Ying Welsh
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shipman, Susannah
  • Jarecki, Eugene
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Military-industrial complex
  • Economic conversion
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film in association with BBC Storyville/Arte/CBC ; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman ; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed October 28, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3360619/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (100 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971309972
Video recording format
other
Label
Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film in association with BBC Storyville/Arte/CBC ; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman ; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed October 28, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3360619/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (100 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971309972
Video recording format
other

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