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Conscientious Objectors and the Gulf War
Blood Makes The Grass Grow
Item#: BLO-451
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Running Time: 46 minutes
G 10-Adult
Franco Pante

 

 

 

 

Blood Makes the Grass Grow raises critical questions for those considering enlistment, for service people contemplating conscientious objection, and for anyone concerned with basic issues of militarism in a democratic society. This film features four men and two women who were among the 2,500 U.S. soldiers who attempted to become conscientious objectors during the Gulf War.

They joined the military for the same reasons that nearly 400,000 recruits sign up each year - to get a job or money for college, to fulfill a sense of duty, to "be all they can be." The stories of the objectors illuminate the striking transformations they underwent - from raw teenage recruits to responsible adults, willing to take a moral stand despite the personal consequences. Their resistance was met with threats ranging from dishonorable discharge to the death penalty.