- Contemporary Issues, History, Portrait, Human Interest, and Social Issues
A Congressional Medal of Honor winner, a West Point graduate and other U.S. military veterans speak out on terrorism, patriotism and their transformation into peace activists.
- Show treatment
"A timely and powerful work...exposes the hypocrisy of 'the war on terrorism.' The film is a reasoned, honest and inclusive discourse on what it takes to be counted as a true defender of freedom."
—Perth International Film Festival
"I just saw "The New Patriots" and was very moved. How brilliant to find these ex-military to add their voices to all those trying to stop our education of terrorists in this country. Never before has the point been made so clearly using the Sept 11 tragedy and Bush's own words. Thank you, thank you."
After the 9/11 tragedy the U.S. government called for the eradication of terrorist training camps. Not mentioned by officials was the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA), located at Ft. Benning, GA, described by the veterans as a school for terrorism.
In the film a veteran reminds us that the lives of the tens of thousands killed by SOA-trained terrorists in Latin America are no less precious than those who lost their lives in the U.S. on September 11.
World premiere: Edinburgh International Film Festival
- Running time
- 20 minutes
- Robert Richter ... Producer, Director,Writer
- Ruth Schell ... Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Richter Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- Prod. Partners
- SOA Watch
- Release year
- Edinburgh International, Perth International
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