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“The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicago’s Resistance to the U.S. War on Iraq

On March 20, 2003, at the start of the U.S. war on Iraq, more than 500 people were arrested in Chicago during a peaceful protest. More than 100 people were arrested in the following days during planned non-violent civil disobedience actions. This documentary, by Chicago producers Linda Beckstrom, Blake Beckstrom and Jon Groot, features interview segments from more than thirty protestors and organizers, taking you inside their experiences, from chaos on the street to jail solidarity to renewed personal commitment to peace. Dramatic footage from the March 20 demonstration and other protests illustrates stories of resistance from a cross section of those who stood up to say no to the war.

The documentary was sponsored by Peace Pledge-Chicago, a not-for-profit peace organization. Any donations connected to the program go to the Peace Pledge to help pay for the costs of producing the documentary. To make a donation, purchase a DVD, or for more information about the documentary, contact Peace Pledge-Chicago at www.peacepledgechicago.org, Hotline: 312-494-5840.