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A Cinema For Peace! For Life, Against the War ... Again!
(multiple artists, 88 min., 2007)


In 1967, with the Vietnam War escalating wildly, an invitation was issued to filmmakers to create works running under three minutes in protest against the accumulating carnage. The original organizers chose the rubric For Life, Against the War, and eventually compiled sixty films from the likes of Robert Breer, Shirley Clarke, Storm De Hirsch, Ken Jacobs, Larry Jordan, Jonas Mekas, Stan Vanderbeek, and many others. Now, decades later, an invitation to protest yet another war seemed sadly urgent, inspiring the New York Film-makers Cooperative to ring the clarion once '. . . Again.'

The response was overwhelming, with submissions from several generations of artists unified by a singular disgust for the war in Iraq and the foreign policy that perpetuates it. Compiled with works from the overtly angry to the formally forceful, For Life, Against the War boldly announces that artists can take a stand, again and again."
-- Steve Seid, Curator, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum

Filmmaker Participants include:

Kevin Barry Alfred Guzzetti Les Leveque MM Serra
Bosko Blagojevic Barbara Hammer Cynthia Madansky Jeff Silva
Elle Burchill Ken Jacobs Rohesia Hamilton
Metcalfe
Jeffrey Skoller
Jim Costanzo Douglas Katelus Sheri Milner Mark Street
Bradley Eros Lynn Marie Kirby John Muse Cara Weiner
Jeanne Finley Ernie Larsen Martha Rosler Lili White
Martha Gorzycki David Leitner Lynne Sachs Artemis Willis



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