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Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson ($4)

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S. Brian Willson is an American war veteran who discovered the truth behind the US government’s illegal support for wars in Viet Nam and Central America.  In expressing his own views about peace through non-violent actions, Brian paid a heavy price.  On September 1 in 1987, in a peaceful demonstration he sat on the tracks to protest the Naval weapons train carrying missiles and bombs bound for Central American countries for use against peaceful civilians.  The train did not stop and struck Brian, tore off his legs, and cracked his skull.

Miraculously, Brian recovered just weeks after the incident and today walks everywhere on his prosthetic limbs.  Today, as he began more than 40 years ago, Brian continues his efforts to fight for peace protesting against illegal American wars and other covert military actions against peaceful sovereign states and peaceful citizens internationally.    This film will document his journey with some of his compatriots.

To learn more about Brian and his work, please visit Brian's website at http://www.brianwillson.com/.  Brian has also published the book, "Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson" and is speaking as part of his book tour.  For more information visit http://bloodonthetracks.info/

 

Who's Behind the Story?

This project is being produced by an independent Producer/Director, and Cameraman of many documentaries for the past 35 years.  Bo Boudart has initiated almost all his documentary productions about social, environmental, and public policy issues that address critical issues facing Americans. Many of his films are widely distributed and broadcast internationally. Please visit his IMDB or his website, www.boboudartproductions.org to learn more. 


Associate Producer, Frank Dorrel publishes and distributes the anti-war history book titled “ADDICTED To WAR, Why The U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism”www.addictedtowar.com . He put together the 2-hour film titled: “What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World: www.addictedtowar.com/dorrel.html . He is a member of Veterans for Peace and was in the U.S. Air Force.  Frank is on the executive board ofThe Office of the Americas  and has worked with many Peace & Justice organizations in Los Angeles and around the country.  Frank will be coordinating our shooting schedules and persons during the course of this production.

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