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Zeiger, David 1950-

Works: 8 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 1,447 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Drama  Case studies  Historical films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biographies 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Cinematographer , Film editor, Author, Restager
Classifications: DS559.62.U6, 959.7043373
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Zeiger
Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In archival footage and interviews, this film tells the story of an almost forgotten fact of the Vietnam era: the war's most crucial naysayers were soldiers--in the barracks and on the front lines--the GI anti-war movement. Beginning with acts of conscience by individuals, dissatisfaction escalated with the number of conscripts. Courts-martial, destroyed careers, imprisonment in military stockades or federal penitentiaries and desertions were common. There were also pirate radio stations, underground newspapers, a modern "underground railway" that helped soldiers desert and move to Canada, coffeehouses near U.S. bases where opinions shaped and altered by first-hand experiences were shared, and groups organized around every imaginable axis, which led to anti-war sentiment among U.S. troops being recognized at the highest levels in the Pentagon. On one level, this film is a corrective to the rah-rah rhetoric about Vietnam pushed by the right wing, while undermining the popular fiction that opposition to the war came strictly from outside the military, and reversing the 20 year process of erasing the GI Movement from the collective memory of the nation and the world
Sir! No sir! by David Zeiger( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir! No Sir!, is a documentary on the all-but-forgotten antiwar activities of GIs from Fort Hood to Saigon. The GI Movement, as it was then known, was composed of both vets recently returned from Vietnam and active-duty soldiers. They fought for peace in ways big and small, from organizing leading anti-war organizations to wearing peace signs instead of dog tags. By the early '70s, opposition to the Vietnam War within the military and amongst veterans had grown so widespread that no one could credibly claim that opposing the war meant opposing the troops. Veterans wanted an end to the war; their brothers in Vietnam agreed. David Zeiger's film is a remarkable interweaving of vets' stories about their intensifying resistance to the war, starting with the lone objectors of the late '60s and culminating with open disobedience throughout the ranks in the '70s. One vet even recalls an episode from 1972 in which Military Police joined enlisted men in burning an effigy of their commanding officer. The images that accompany such stories are just as powerful. As a young doctor is escorted into a military court for refusing to train GIs, hundreds of enlisted men lean out of nearby windows extending peace signs in support. It's an image that the Army didn't want the American people to see then, and probably wouldn't want the American people to see today
Sweet old world( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Brian and his teenage son Ethan has grown cold and strained in the years since Ethan's brother Michael was killed in an accident, and now they find themselves on the brink of disaster when Michael's best friend Jimmie returns. Jimmie's a wild kid who may or may not have been responsible for Michael₂s death, and when he befriends Ethan it sends both father and son down a dangerous road
Displaced in the new South( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, there were a few thousand Asian and Latino immigrants in Georgia. By 1994, there were more than 300,000. This documentary explores the cultural collision between Asian and Hispanic immigrants and the suburban communities near Atlanta, Georgia, in which they have settled. The film provides a sensitive and insightful case study of a nationwide trend that is bringing explosive political upheaval all across America: waves of people, mostly from Asia and Latin America, coming to cities, small towns, and suburban communities that have never before experienced immigration on such a scale
This is where we take our stand : the Iraq veterans against the war who risked everything to tell their story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the story of hundreds of veterans who risked everything to publicly tell their accounts of the horrors they witnessed in Iraq and Afghanistan. In March of 2008, two hundred and fifty veterans and active-duty soldiers marked the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by gathering in Washington, DC, to testify from their own experience about the nature of the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq."--Film website
The band( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a heartwarming story of a year spent with the Decatur High marching band. Focuses on a family confronted with divorce and death and a father's intimate relationship with his son as he watches him grow from a child into a young adult
Susan Mogul's Driving men( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mogul looks at the men in her life, starting with her tragic first love and ending with a road trip with a new boyfriend forty years later. The often funny video tackles sex, desire, loss, family and the twisted threads of identity, as Mogul ponders being single and fifity [i.e. fifty] ... Rather than merely being a diary, Driving Men is finally about the challenge of crafting a life."--LA Weekly, quoted on container
Music from the film Sir! No sir!( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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