The Bottom Line
- An excellent primer on one of America's most troubled and formative eras.
- Particularly relevant for today.
- An compelling film produced by top documentary filmmakers.
- None worth noting
- DVD Short Feature: Seasoned Veteran: The Journey of a Winter Soldier
- DVD Short Feature: Americal Division
- DVD Short Feature: First Marine Division
- Director's commentary
- Downloadable Winter Soldier Files
- Photo Gallery: Original works by Sheldon Ramsdell, official photographer of Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Guide Review - Winter Soldier (1972) - Movie Review
Aside from being politically relevant, Winter Soldier is a gripping cinematic experience. It was produced by a collective of (then) young filmmakers, including Barbara Kopple, Nancy Baker and Robert Fiore-- all of whom went on to make other highly acclaimed documentary films.
Most notable among those who testify are John Kerry, Scott Camil, Rusty Sachs and members of the Vietnam Veterans Against The War. Many of the Winter Soldier witnesses are still in the news, speaking out against U.S. participation in the Iraq War.
Winter Soldier is a documentary film with a clear agenda. But it's also just a great--and fascinating--film. It's a must see!