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Boston Draft Resistance Group a.k.a. BDRG (Newsreel #7)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1968
BW
18 minutes
US
English
Boston Draft Resistance Group a.k.a. BDRG (Newsreel #7)
A profile of a grassroots anti-war group in Boston, this short film documents some of the tactics and activities used by draft resistance groups across the country during the Vietnam War. Using the law to keep young men out of the war, this group helped over 150 people each week escape service and educate themselves and their communities about alternatives to combat.
Third World Newsreel’s historical Newsreel collection provides contemporary audiences with a vast archive of political documentary films chronicling the social movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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"This documentary portrait offers a thoughtful critique of patriotic obligation." - Harvard Film Archive
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• At Home and Abroad Film Series, Harvard Film Archive
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