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Director  Glenn Silber
Duration  
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, History, Music
Country  United States
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Release date  1979
Directors  Glenn Silber, Barry Alexander Brown
Cast  Paul Soglin, Allen Ginsberg, Karleton Armstrong, Wahid Rashad
Genres  History, Documentary, War film, Political cinema
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Similar movies  Sir! No Sir! (2005)
Tagline  It started in Vietnam...and exploded in the streets of America.

The War at Home is a documentary film about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin area during the time of the Vietnam War. It combines archival footage and interviews with participants that explore the events of the period on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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The film focuses on student protests of government policies in the Vietnam War, clashes between students and police, and the responses of politicians and the public to the turmoil. Among the major events included is the Sterling Hall bombing. Intended to destroy the Army Math Research Center in the building, the bombing caused massive destruction to other parts of the building, resulting in the death of a physics researcher, Robert Fassnacht, who was not involved in the Army Math Research Center.

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Cultural influence

Dialogue from the film was used as samples in the song Thieves by the band Ministry on the album The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste.

References

The War at Home (1979 film) Wikipedia
The War at Home (1979 film) IMDb The War at Home (1979 film) themoviedb.org


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