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PM Press / Big noise Films
2008, 24 min., DVD
SKU: 9781604860122
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