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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Soldiers of Conscience and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Soldiers of Conscience: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use this documentary to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively. The discussion prompts are intentionally crafted to help a wide range of audiences think more deeply about the issues in the film. Rather than attempting to address them all, choose one or two that best meet your needs and interests. And be sure to leave time to consider taking action. Planning next steps can help people leave the room feeling energized and optimistic, even in instances when conversations have been difficult.

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Film Information

Soldiers of Conscience (90 min.)

Premiere Date: October 16, 2008

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Trailer: Link | Embed

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


Film Update

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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