Characters With A Clear Sense of Mission
Taking it further, Captain Michael McPhearson, who grew up on Fort Bragg, changed his mind about the military after fighting in the Gulf War. "Soldiers serve the public; they serve our society. I am saying do with me what you will. I am giving you my mind and my body. When I go to war, my body can be broken, my mind can be broken, or I don't come back. I give you permission to do this. I swear to uphold the Constitution, which includes the Bill of Rights. It is a generally just document. When leaders break that, then I believe a soldier has the right to break their agreement."
McPhearson, resigned his commission and has become the Executive Director of Veterans for Peace. He now faces the anguish of having a son in the military. "I also believe that a soldier has a right to decide they don't want to kill anybody anymore. They have a right to break that too, because I have to live with taking somebody's life. You don't," he says in the film.
This profoundly provocative film has the potential to change society's attitude towards and acceptance of war. It is extremely important that it be seen as widely as possible. The Good Soldier has been picked up for distribution by Artistic License, so look for its theatrical release in the near future. It's a beautifully crafted and extremely important film.
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- The Good Soldier
- Directors: Lexi Lovell and Michael Uys
- Release Date: November 11, 2009
- Running Time: 80 mins.
- Parental Advisory: Content advisory for parents
- Country: USA, various cities
- Language: English
- Company: Artistic License