Reviews & Awards
. A powerful documentary on the ecological consequences of warfare...which traces how military forces have intentionally destroyed ecosystems as a means to win battles."
- Video Librarian
“Recommended. The explanations of the experts and witnesses convincingly demonstrate that the cost of war extends far beyond the actual fighting. Preparation for war and the aftermath of war add to the destruction of ‘natural security’.“
- Educational Media Reviews Online
"The extensive research and skillful presentation by sociologists Alice and Lincoln Day make the film a surprisingly moving experience. Interviews of scientists, war veterans and others are carefully interspersed with footage that makes vivid the long-term damage to the planet that has resulted from military conflicts and activities."
- Science Magazine
"A powerful and haunting account of war's silent casualty -- the environment. Catalogs the array of damage from bombs, chemicals, guns and unexploded ordnance."
- The Chronicle of Higher Education Review
"Magnificent...An extraordinary contribution to the effort to prevent the ecological effects of war and preparation for war."WINNERBest Documentary
- Victor W. Sidel, MD, Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
"The documentary weaves together eyewitness accounts, interviews, archival footage, and news video from wars past and present. The images portray a story rarely considered in the heat of battle: how war pollutes the air, water and land, destroys biodiversity and drains natural resources."
- Voice of America
, California Independent Film FestivalPlanet Earth Award
, Cinema Verde Film FestivalOfficial Selection
, Bellingham Human Rights Film FestivalSCREENINGS:
Opening Night Film, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C.
Opening Night Film, One World Film Festival, Ottowa, Canada
Wildscreen International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival, Bristol, England
Cine Eco Environmental Film and Video Festival, Portugal
United Nations Association Film Festival
Ekotopfilm 2008 Festival, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Amazonas Film Festival, Manaus, Brazil
Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, Nevada City, CA