Sir! No Sir!

Anti-war movement, 1960

In the 1960’s an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. It did not take root on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no-one expected, least of all those who eventually got caught up in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile.  And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today, few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.

Sir! No Sir! is a film that challenges deeply-held beliefs not just about the Vietnam War and those who fought it, but about the world we live in today. It is a vivid portrayal of William Faulkner’s famous observation that “The past is not dead; it is not even past.

Produced by Displaced Films

Directed by David Zeiger