On The Line: Dissent in an Age of Terrorism - Trailer

Posted on: March 6, 2006 | Views: 68 | Comment

Apolitical college student Brian DeRouen turns activist after attending an annual protest at the U.S. Army's controversial Fort Benning, Ga., School of the Americas, a training program for Latin American soldiers which has long been linked with atrocities in that region, in "On the Line: Dissent in an Age of Terrorism."

The feature documentary uses DeRouen's experience, which eventually includes conviction for trespassing and a prison term, to explore the gray area where national security and civil liberties collide. On-camera interviews with actors Martin Sheen and Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking author Sister Helen Prejean, Former House Majority Whip Tony Coelho and others add different perspectives.

More info at ontheline.com 

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protest • politics • dissent • martin sheen