- Human Rights, Investigation, Public Affairs, Contemporary Issues, and Religion
Academy Award nominee, best documentary short.
Human rights abuses by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) are chillingly documented at the beginning of the campaign to close the school.
"Great story...insightful, well-documented...important film...hopefully, more Americans will see it and form their own opinions about how our tax dollars are being spent. 4 stars."
—David Logsdon, Minneapolis MN, April 21, 2011
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Father Roy Bourgeois at the entrance to Ft. Benning GA, home of the School of the Americas, makes the powerful case to shut the school.
I agreed to produce the film if I could then produce a documentary about Royand his life as an activist. Roy only agreed if I won a bet that this short documentary would be nominated for an Oscar, a bet Roy was sure he would win. Roy lost the bet. It led to my film biography and PBS telecast, "Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins."
- Running time
- 18 minutes
- Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer
- Prod. Co.
- Richter Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- Ft. Benning GA
- Release year
- Human Rights, Toronto International (1st prize), New York International (Silver Medal), Bilbao (Silver Bear), Hot Springs
- Academy Award nominee, best documentary short; 1st Prize, Silver Medal, Silver Bear
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