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Dissent is patriotic. It is our duty to speak out. Democracy does in silence. Anti - war collage animation 7:58

"'Say / Nothing' is a film about things about which we are routinely expected to 'say nothing.' We live in a conformist militarist culture of presumed consensus: any dissent is actively discouraged. We are attacked if we do not support bombings, the endless war campaigns, the rising tide of militarism, and we are forced into silence about losing family members to PTSD caused by war. We are accused of being 'unpatriotic' if we show sympathy towards those who are killed or driven into a state of exile and refuge because of the actions of our government, but the reality is that there is nothing more democratic than dissent.

This film is a critique of war and militarism; a personal film on family loss and trauma, but also, far more importantly, a wider statement against a patriarchal culture of war and the military industrial complex, and the dangers of forced consensus, unquestioned obedience, and silence.

Speaking out against militarism and war - and those things so often left unsaid - is crucial in these times.

Forced consensus is truly dangerous to democracy. I do not support the military, I do not support war, nor do I support patriarchal institutions and gender norms that result in the destruction of life, the destruction of families, and the destruction of the environment. I wage peace and stand for pacifism in the face of a rising tide of increased militarism and coerced nationalism."―Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war."―Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”―Martin Luther King, Jr.

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SAY / NOTHING is made from "found" material in the Public Domain, or images and music released under a Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain license.

"Say / Nothing" is a video by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster.
Copyright © 2017 Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. All rights reserved.

Choral Music used in Say / Nothing
Free Music Archive. Public Domain.
Antonio Lotti's 'Missa'
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