Movie on Amazon Prime, by Rebel Pilgrim Productions, 2015
The especially compelling parts of the documentary are memoirs of people who were conscientious objectors in World War II, the Vietnam War, and, most recently, the Gulf War of the early 1990s. There is a section on American Friends Service Committee and a sketch on a prominent Cincinnati businessman who was a tax resister and how he made his stand public.
Historian Hamm utters what were, for me, this documentary’s most profound words: “Quakers try not to be proud, but there is something to be proud of for being countercultural for peace and justice, pulling the larger community to recognize the need to be more just and fair, and, yes, add I, more radical.”
Such sentiments and the stories that brought them to us surely demand a wide viewership for this video. May it, rooted in the experiences of average Friends, help produce many more far above average countercultural Quakers, not for the sake of oddity but for truth.