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Ask not

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"Explores the effects of the US military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gay and lesbian soldiers and service members. The film exposes the tangled political battles that led to the discriminat...

"Explores the effects of the US military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gay and lesbian soldiers and service members. The film exposes the tangled political battles that led to the discriminatory law and examines the societal shifts that have occurred since its passage in 1993. Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how DADT affects them during their tours of duty, as they struggle to maintain a double life, uncertain of whom they can trust. The film also explores how gay veterans and youth organizers are turning to forms of personal activism to overturn the policy. From a national speaking tour of conservative universities to protests at military recruitment offices, these public events question how the U.S. military can claim to represent democracy and freedom while denying one segment of the population the right to serve." -- http://www.asknotfilm.com/overview/

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Creator
Persistent Visions presents ; directed and produced by Johnny Symons ; a co-production of Persistent Films LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Included Title
  • Independent lens (Television program)
Format
Videos, Slides, Films
Publication
  • Standard format
  • [Berkeley, Calif.] : Persistent Visions ; [Harriman, N.Y.] : New Day Films, [2008]
  • ©2008
Physical Details
  • 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBNs
9781574482362, 157448236X
OCLC
ocn271676195
Credits
  • Camera, S. Leo Chiang, Peter LoGreco, Andy Schocken ; editor, Andrew Gersh ; music composed by Norman Arnold

  • Theatrical version (73 min.) originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
  • Broadcast version (54 min., closed-captioned) originally produced as an episode of the television program Independent lens in 2008.
  • Special feature: list of links & resources.
  • DVD.
  • In English.

  • Broadcast version (54 min.) ; Theatrical version (73 min.) ; Bonus features : list of links & resources