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The Boys Who Said No! (95 min. 2021) profiles the young men and women who actively opposed the military draft in order to end the Vietnam War. Their personal and collective acts of nonviolent resistance, risking arrest and imprisonment for up to 5 years, were critical to intensifying opposition to the war and eventually forcing an end to both conscription and the war.


The film explores the influence of Gandhian nonviolence and the impact of the civil rights movement on Resistance members, a connection illustrated in footage of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting and supporting Joan Baez and others jailed for blocking the Oakland Induction Center in 1967.


Their actions are an important example for today's movements for social justice and peace. Many awards include Supreme Jury Prize for Feature Documentary, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival


Advisory: Scenes of war

    • Filmmaker
      Judith Ehrlich