Documentary | Feature | 1 hour 8 min
Between 1965-1973, over 50,000 Americans made their way to Canada, refusing to participate in the Vietnam War. Forty years later, Canada has another moral choice – whether to give refuge to U.S. veterans of the Iraq War who crossed the border instead of serving another tour. Caught between two countries, today’s war resisters have the support of the public, but still fight for the political will to allow them to remain in Canada.
About the Artist
Deb Ellis co-directed the Academy Award short-listed film, “Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train” with Denis Mueller. Their earlier film together includes the underground classic, “The FBI’s War on Black America”. Other films include “UnBidden Voices”, “Skin Deep”, and a current work-in-progress, “End of Love”. In addition to her documentary work, Ellis teaches film at the University of Vermont.
Denis Mueller has produced many documentaries throughout the years. “The FBI’s War on Black America”, co-produced and directed with Deb Ellis, became a favorite of the black community and has been broadcast on PBS stations in NYC and SF. Mueller has produced programs about veterans returning from the Vietnam War, including “I Would Never Do That Again”, also aired on PBS stations. His most successful film, also co-produced and directed with Deb Ells, “Howard Zinn: You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train” had a national theatrical release, multiple broadcast contracts, and won numerous awards at festivals around the world. Mueller recently co-directed “Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All” about the maverick Chicago writer who wrote “The Man With the Golden Arm”.
DirectorsDeb Ellis | Denis Mueller
Principal CameraAlex Lisman
Principal CastKimberly Rivera | Michelle Robidoux | Chuck Wiley | Patrick Hart
Lake Champlain International Film Festival | Plattsburgh, NY, United States | November 19, 2016 | Champy Award for Regional Filmmaking
Vermont International Film Festival | Burlington, United States | October 22, 2016 | Vermont Filmmakers Showcase Audience Favorite
Big Muddy Film Festival | Carbondale, United States
CAMRAPenn: Screening Scholarship Media Festival | Philadelphia, PA, United States | February 20, 2017 | Director Biography