In February 1971, one month after the notorious My Lai massacre, over one hundred Vietnam War veterans gathered to testify in an unprecedented public inquiry into the atrocities committed by American forces in combat. Organised by anti-war veteran’s organisation ‘Vietnam Veterans Against the War’, the event was barely reported to the American public at the time. But their unflinching testimony was captured by a filmmaking collective and turned into this raw, angry and radical documentary that remains essential viewing today.
Please be advised that this film contains discussion of sexual assault and violence which some viewers might find distressing.
The film will be followed by a discussion and an evening of music from DJs Nabihah Iqbal and Haseeb Iqbal inspired by the film, featuring protest songs and music from the anti-war movement from 1950-1975, in the Nash & Brandon Rooms, ICA.
Nabihah Iqbal (formerly known as Throwing Shade) is a musician, DJ and former-human rights lawyer, best known for her NTS Radio show where she brings an ethnomusicological perspective to weird and wonderful music from around the world. Iqbal will be presenting the Winterfilm Collective’s Winter Soldier at this year’s festival, followed by a discussion and an evening of music inspired by the film, featuring protest songs and music from the anti-war movement from 1950-1975, in the Nash & Brandon Rooms, ICA.