Ward Churchill on Peace Has No Borders

As a member for life of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, I will carry to my grave the psychic scars accruing from my participation in America’s genocidal aggression against Southeast Asia. My memories of the era are vivid, not only of the war zone, but of the resistance into which I merged after returning to the States. Not the least poignant in the latter regard are of visiting friends who’d been granted sanctuary in Canada after either refusing conscription into the U.S. military or, once in the armed forces, to play their unlawfully assigned roles in a wanton slaughter of innocents. That these political exiles, of whom there were thousands, had each made a vastly more honorable choice than I was a realization that haunts me still. Such things are supposed to be the stuff of a period piece, of course, a sort of baggage peculiar to my own “Vietnam Generation.” The reality that they are happening again, this time in response to the bloodbaths unleashed by their country’s onslaughts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Third World has been invisible to most Americans. So, too, the routine denial of sanctuary to would-be exiles by Canada’s reactionary Harper régime. Peace Has No Borders brings all this into focus at long last, and does so in a way making evasion or denial of the implications all but impossible. Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller are to be commended for making such a film.

Ward Churchill

June 2016 Update

We are excited to let you know that “Peace Has No Borders” is ready! We’ve started sending it out to a few select film festivals. Our plan is to work on festival, educational and broadcast markets first. Then, we look forward to making “Peace Has No Borders” widely available on both digital and DVD platforms. We know we have an important story that continues to play out today.

We can use your help getting the film out to its audience. The film festival circuit is tough, and we’re being strategic. Do you have a favorite film festival in your region? Do you think “Peace Has No Borders” would be a fit? If so, let us know. And, let the festival director know. Let’s work together! Getting the film screened at festivals, and getting positive reviews early are key to success in other markets.

It’s so great to have made it this far. We still have a few finishing touches (finalizing credits, color correction, and final sound mix), but WOW… we’re OK! Thanks for your support along the way.