Voices in Wartime

Voices in Wartime

Chris Abani
Director: Rick King Cast: Chris Abani
Chris Abani
, Sinan Antoon
Sinan Antoon
, Rachel Bentham
Rachel Bentham
Rick King



Poetry has long been a medium that has communicated the concerns of the heart and mind during times of crisis, and one subject that has motivated many poets to reach for their pen is war. Many of the world's great poets have written eloquently about the violence and madness of armed conflict, among them Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Wilfred Owen, Sherman Pearl, and Siegfried Sassoon among many others, and in 2003, when Laura Bush invited a group of poets to visit the White House for a symposium on American verse, author Sam Hamill responded by founding an activist group called Poets Against the War, and persuaded many of the participants to contribute verse that denounced American military policy. Filmmaker Rick King has examined the link between poetry and anti-war protest in the documentary Voices in Wartime, which looks at how many writers have used their poems as a vehicle of protest, the events that promoted poets to speak out, and how the tragic consequences have inspired both experienced and novice writers alike.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
UPC: 0881394500921
Original Release: 2005
Source: Doc Workers
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

Beyond Wartime directed by Andrew Himes; Theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Abani Participant
Sinan Antoon Participant
Rachel Bentham Participant
David Connolly Participant
Pamela Talene Hale Participant
Sam Hamill Participant
Chris Hedges Participant
Gen. William Lennox Participant
Paul Mysliwiec Participant
Marilyn Nelson Participant
Sherman Pearl Participant
Jonathan Schell Participant
Alexandra Sanyal Participant
Hashim Shafiq Participant
Jonathan Shay Participant
Jon Stallworthy Participant
Emily Warn Participant
Craig White Participant
Saul Williams Participant
Chris Sarandon Voice Only
Lisbeth Scott Voice Only
Garrison Keillor Voice Only
Gilbert Hines Voice Only
Dorothy King Voice Only
John Francis Voice Only
Jason Williams Voice Only
Graham Townsley Voice Only
Kazuko Robertshaw Voice Only
Hubert Hodgin Voice Only
Jon Christensen Voice Only

Technical Credits
Rick King Director,Producer
Matthew Barrett Sound/Sound Designer
Jag Bhalla Co-producer
Eric Browne Cinematographer
Theo Caris Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin Cloutier Cinematographer
Brian Dowley Cinematographer
Cambrea Ezell Associate Producer
Mike Fox Cinematographer
Chris Gallo Cinematographer
Andrew Himes Executive Producer
Joseph Hudson Cinematographer
Jonathan King Producer
Anita Kushwaha Sound/Sound Designer
Kathryn Lineham Co-producer
Daniel Loewenthal Editor
Roger Long Sound/Sound Designer
Erik Magnus Sound/Sound Designer
Matt Monroe Sound/Sound Designer
Saad Rashdan Sound/Sound Designer
Toby Roberts Sound/Sound Designer
Robin Romeo Co-producer
Anton Sanko Score Composer
Jamie Santos Sound/Sound Designer
Hassan Al Septi Sound/Sound Designer
George Shafnacker Sound/Sound Designer
Carlos Torres Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Voices in Wartime
1. Warriors & Witnesses [8:03]
2. War: the Concise Version [6:24]
3. A Rumor of War [6:47]
4. Fill the Air With Poems [5:56]
5. Who Can Explain Why You Go on So? [2:48]
6. Soilders of the Great War [10:05]
7. Poets Not Fit For the White House [6:16]
8. Fire From Heaven [5:07]
9. Pedro is His Name [7:57]
10. As I Saw in Baghdad [6:38]
11. When I Was Torn by War [4:25]
12. Credits [3:31]

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