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The story of the Good Samaritan raises the question of when violence is justified.

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Maj. Pete Kilner argues that in some cases, killing is the only morally right choice.

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An army officer who has served in Iraq explains his moral dilemma with conscientious objectors.

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Two Iraq War veterans share opposing views on the right to become a conscientious objector.

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An Iraq War veteran struggles with whether one can kill without giving in to hatred.

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A veteran of the Iraq war recalls his own experiences killing in a combat zone.

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Ryan and Weimberg talk about the post-WWII study that inspired them to make Soldiers of Conscience.


When is it right to kill? In the midst of war, is it right to refuse? Eight U.S. soldiers today, some who killed and some who said no, reveal their inner moral dilemmas in Soldiers of Conscience.

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Soldiers of Conscience (90 min.)

Premiere Date: October 16, 2008

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Filmmakers: Gary Weimberg, Catherine Ryan Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | Press Release


Gary Weimberg
Gary Weimberg
Catherine Ryan
Catherine Ryan

All too often we point our fingers at nations and presidents and huge institutions as if they are responsible for everything. We believe that is only partly true. Each one of us is also hugely responsible.”

— Gary Weimberg & Catherine Ryan, Filmmakers


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Critical Acclaim

Wonderful... deeply personal... Reminds us that the burdens soldiers and Marines carry in the desert heat are far more complex and long lasting than we can possibly know.”

— Bob Kerr
The Providence Journal

provides fascinating insight into the moral dilemmas posed by military service in Iraq.”

— Bob Burnett
The Huffington Post

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