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  • Know Your Enemy – Japan

    Know Your Enemy – Japan

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. A WWII U.S. War Department orientation film using racist, anti-Japanese propaganda techniques. The film gives a brief history of Japan, and an overview of Japanese social, military, and political culture, with the ultimate goal of explaining that the whole  Japanese culture is designed to create soldiers bent on world domination. It uses typical War Department technique of narration over newsreel and stock footage, and dramatic re-enactments. Continue reading

  • War Goes Prime Time #1

    War Goes Prime Time #1

    A compilation of various news broadcasts from the night of January 16, 1991, the night the U.S. launched “Operation Desert Storm” against Iraq. Footage includes President George H.W. Bush’s address to the nation. Also, each network has several correspondents reporting from various U.S. and Middle Eastern Locations, including Baghdad. Most of this footage, although repetitive, is quite compelling. There are, however, some moments of complete absurdity when the reporters have nothing new to report. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0814

    Image Union, episode 0814

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Disarmament Survey. In the spring of 1982, 300 independent videomakers around the world produced a public opinion poll. People were interviewed on the street about their opinions on the nuclear arms race and disarmament. Responses were polarized. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0417

    Image Union, episode 0417

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. “Cause I’ve Already Been To Hell” by Marianne Hjertstrand and Birgitta Karlstrom. This film focuses on the difficulty Vietnam veterans have had dealing with the psychological impact of their tour of duty. The tape is structured mainly around footage of a roomful of veterans discussing their experiences with each other, cutting to other interviews with veterans at times, or having them narrate the stories behind gruesome war photographs. It was filmed in New York in May 1981. Continue reading

  • Image union, episode 1033

    Image union, episode 1033

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. A documentary shot at the Veterans’ Day Parade in Chicago on June 19, 1986. Videomaker Denis Mueller interviews Vietnam vets who have been scarred by their experiences in the war and are now ardent anti-war activists, and are opposed to many policies of Ronald Reagan’s administration. A highlight comes when Barry Romo, one of the founders of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, speaks to high schoolers about the gruesome realities of fighting in a war. Continue reading

  • Bookmark, episode 203

    Bookmark, episode 203

    Host Lewis Lapham conducts a round table discussion with oral historian Studs Terkel and author Paul Fussell on the subject of World War II. Fussell had just written a book about WWII entitled Wartime. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 1222

    Image Union, episode 1222

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. In December 1989, videomaker Andrew Jones was in Panama, working on a documentary about President Manuel Noriega. On the eve of the interview, the U.S. invaded Panama amid rising tensions between the two countries. The United States had been claiming the Noriega was a drug trafficker and dangerous to America. Jones spends time with the everyday Panamanians as well as Panamanian government officials, and as a result, becomes increasingly suspicious of the portrayal of the invasion by the U.S. government and media. The documentary includes powerful on the ground footage during the U.S. attack. Continue reading

  • The Good War

    The Good War

    Prologue Theatre’s 1991 musical production of Studs Terkel’s award-winning “The Good War.” Using a simple set and minimal props, the cast evokes myriad characters whose monologues voice the different perspectives of those alive during World War II, including American soldiers, German soldiers, nurses, teenagers, Japanese civilians, and scientists. Continue reading