“…smart, completely un-didactic film on soldiers who become conscientious objectors. The film is airing on PBS this week, and it’s definitely worth checking out. The military granted them access to talk to whoever wanted to talk, so there are interviews with everyone from the objectors to the drill sargents. I saw this movie when it screened at Stanford and thought it was fascinating, and I’m sending this out to people who I think would find it interesting.”

– a friend

Soldiers of Conscience


Soldiers of Conscience is a dramatic window on the dilemma of individual U.S. soldiers in the current Iraq War – when their finger is on the trigger and another human being is in their gun-sight. Made with cooperation from the U.S. Army and narrated by Peter Coyote, the film profiles eight American soldiers, including four who decide not to kill, and become conscientious objectors; and four who believe in their duty to kill if necessary. The film reveals all of them wrestling with the morality of killing in war, not as a philosophical problem, but as soldiers experience it – a split-second decision in combat that can never be forgotten or undone.

(9pm in Los Angeles otherwise check your local listings here)