the documentary
The 1971 Detroit Winter Soldier Investigation became a feature-length documentary. It was directed by a collective of independent filmmakers and won prizes at both the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals (7).

This documentary had much potential to impact the public. The veterans themselves were sharing their personal accounts of the atrocities they had witnessed and participated in. However, Winter Soldier was rejected by the mainstream media.

The testimonies of the 125 veterans, who all had excellent military records and quite a few medals, bore witness to crimes against humanity that would never be justified or punished. These crimes include torture, the use of napalm, executions, bombing civilians, and cutting off ears from the living and dead in order to exchange them for beer (6).

Winter Soldier is still screened today and is available on video.

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