Seattle Shambhala Shows Sneak Preview of “The Boys Who Said ‘NO!'”

Bill Prince, former sangha member and film producer, joins the Seattle Shambhala Center for a sneak preview showing Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 pm, of a nearly-completed antiwar documentary titled The Boys Who Said NO!  

In the 1960s, one group of young people found their ideals of patriotism shaken by the Vietnam War. Inspired by Black America’s fight for equal rights, they resisted, risking their freedom to stop a savage war.

Resisters refused military service to draw others to their cause. Folksinger Joan Baez married resistance organizer David Harris and toured with him against the draft. Muhammad Ali refused military service, seeing no reason to shoot “poor little old brown people in the mud” in a land that made him fight for equal rights. Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg is catalyzed by a resister’s speech of the eve of going to prison to release a highly-secret, highly-damning report about government deception when he hears a resister speak on the eve of going to prison.  

Antiwar feeling skyrockets, enough that troops begin to come home. Ironically, as this begins, our resisters are arrested and imprisoned. But the die is cast, and the last American troops leave Vietnam in March, 1973.

Bill will show the fine cut of the unfinished film, followed by discussion and a reception.

This special showing of The Boys Who Said NO! will be hosted at the Seattle Shambhala Center on Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 PM. RSVP on the program page

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