Wars crush our humanity. Defeats splinter our movements. Corporate media turns a blind eye to our mounting crises and a cynical one to the people who stand up against them. Against a tide of ignorance, isolation and cynicism, Big Noise Dispatches take you around the world to look war and crisis in the face, but also to witness a shared struggle for survival and dignity in this time of violence.
Inside reporting from war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq; and domestic stories on the stepped up military recruitment of Latinos and the FBI’s use of paid informants to entrap Muslims.
- COIN’s Last Stand
The Marjah offensive was supposed to demonstrate that victory is still possible in Afghanistan. Instead it has revealed a counterinsurgency campaign in crisis. (7 min)
- Enduring Presence
The U.S. celebrates the end of combat in Iraq, but has no plans to withdraw its thousands of Special Operations Forces and mercenaries or its “Enduring Presence Posts.” (5 min)
- Yo Soy El Army
The U.S. military is stepping up its recruitment of Latinos. Latinos enter into the lowest and most dangerous ranks, and have been disproportionately killed in America’s latest wars. (26 min)
- Million Dollar Militia
Will America’s new tribal strategy in Afghanistan bring stability, or is it building “Million Dollar Tribal Militias” that will further undermine a weak Afghan state? (22 min)
A Democracy Now! investigation with Anjali Kamat into the use of paid informants in high profile “homegrown terror” cases. Is the FBI foiling terror plots or targeting and entrapping Muslims in America? (34 min)
About Big Noise Tactical Media:
Big Noise Tactical Media is a collective of media-makers dedicated to circulating beautiful, passionate, revolutionary images.
Produced by: Big Noise Media
Released March 2011
UPC Code: 760137514091
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Length: 94 Minutes
DVD Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Packaging: 7.5 by 5.5
Subjects: Documentary, Current Events
See and hear film maker interviews, book reviews, and other news on the Film Maker’s Page HERE
Click here to download and print a product information sheet.