Directed by Winterfilm Collective • Documentary • With John Kerry • 1972 • 96 minutes
In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, a public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held at a Howard Johnson motel in Detroit. The Vietnam Veterans Against the War organization launched the "Winter Soldier Investigation," wherein over 125 veterans spoke of atrocities they had witnessed and committed. Though the event was attended by press, almost nothing was reported to the American public...until the release of this brutal, pivotal documentary that marked a turning point in America's anti-war movement. Pieced together by the Winterfilm Collective, Winter Soldier is a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the grief and humanity of U.S. soldiers that makes for an unforgettable experience.