The Boys Who Said NO! (2020)

Joan Baez, Mandy Carter, Bruce Dancis, Winter Dellenbach,
Focuses on the anti-war draft resistance movement in the Oakland CA area during the US war against Vietnam.
  • 6.5 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-09-20 Added:
  • Michael Chandler, Writer:
  • Judith Ehrlich, Director:
  • Christopher Colorado Jones, Bill Prince, Producer:
10 / 10

Must-see movie about resistance to the war against Vietnam

The Boys Who Said NO! (2020) was co-written and directed by Judith Ehrlich. It's a dynamic documentary about people who resisted the U. S. war against Vietnam.

As the title implies, draft resistance is a key component of the film. However, the movie is also about the hundreds of thousands of people who tried to stop the war by participating in rallies, protests, and nonviolent civil disobedience.

Of course, director Ehrlich shows footage of high-profile resisters like David Harris, and noted antiwar activists like Dr. King and Dr. Benjamin Spock. However, she also gives us interviews with some of the brave--but not famous--people who resisted the draft and went to prison for their beliefs.

This is the best movie I've ever seen about resistance to the war against Vietnam. It's a must-see movie for peace and justice advocates. It's also a must-see movie for people who believe that any war the U. S. fights must be supported.

The film has just been released and has not yet received enough reviews to have an IMDb rating. I thought that it was superb, and rated it 10.