Deserter is the journey of Ryan and Jen Johnson–a deserting soldier and his young wife–as they flee across the country to seek refugee status over the Canadian border. As they move from safe house to safe house, we get to know Ryan and Jen–two, shy, small-town kids from the Central Valley who joined the military because there were no jobs, and find they must make a heroic stand in order to escape an illegal and immoral war. Deserter is a political road movie with one of the few happy endings that this war has given us.
Special Feature: Discussion with Amy Goodman and US Army Deserter Ryan Johnson at the North American premiere of Deserter.
Awards and Festivals:
- Official Selection: International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
- OVNI – Barcelona
- Singapore International Film Festival
- BeyondTV – UK
- MountainTop Human Rights Film Festival
About Big Noise Media:
Big Noise Tactical Media is a collective of media-makers dedicated to circulating beautiful, passionate, revolutionary images.
Published by: PM Press/Big Noise Films
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Released: March 2008
Length: 30 minutes
Package: 7.5 by 5.5
Subjects: Documentary, Current Events
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