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Why we fight / Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL DVD 956.7 WHY (Text) 38217000477436 DVD-Yellow Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD 327.73 WHY (Text) 39391006137549 DVD Nonfiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DOCUMENTARY WHY (Text) 39231031117530 Audiovisual Collection Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City DVD DOCUMENTARY (Text) 30403001542810 DVD - Documentary Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 956.7044 WHY (Text) 31951003053961 Main Floor - DVDs NonFiction Available -
 Why We Fight: Donated by WALLA
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Westfield Washington PL - Westfield DVD 956.70443 Why (Text) 78292000274273 Non-Fiction DVD Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 142480356X
  • ISBN: 9781424803569
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released in 2005.
Special features: Extra scenes; extended character featurettes; filmmaker TV appearances : The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose; audience Q&A with filmmaker; filmmaker audio commentary with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Camera, Etienne Sauret, May Ying Welsh, Brett Wiley ; music, Robert Miller ; editor, Nancy Kennedy ; field correspondents, Mary Jane Robinson, May Ying Welsh.
Participant or Performer Note:
Interviews with Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, John S.D. Eisenhower, Dan Rather.
Summary, etc.:
Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for disturbing war images and brief language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Sundance Film Festival, 2005: Grand Jury Prize - Documentary (Eugene Jarecki).
Subject: United States > Foreign relations > 20th century.
United States > Foreign relations > 2001-2009.
United States > History, Military > 20th century.
Military-industrial complex > United States > History > 20th century.
Economic conversion > United States > History > 20th century.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
United States > Economic conditions > 2001-2009.
Guerra > Costo.
Estados Unidos > Condiciones económicas > 2001-
Guerre en Irak, 2003-
Conversion économique > États-Unis > Histoire > 20e siècle.
Complexes militaro-industriels > États-Unis > Histoire > 20e siècle.
États-Unis > Relations extérieures > 20e siècle.
États-Unis > Relations extérieures > 2001-
États-Unis > Histoire militaire > 20e siècle.
États-Unis > Conditions économiques > 2001-
Genre: Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary > Feature.
War > Feature.
War films.

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