“Finding Our Voices” is a one-hour documentary that introduces the audience to various peaceful patriots who march, sacrifice their jobs, risk imprisonment and face ridicule to act for a peaceful America. The film explores their causes and their lives, presenting their common convictions and their myriad diversity. The filmmakers look at their dissent since the world shattering events of September 11th 2001 and the US invasion of Iraq, in the context of history, constitutional rights, and the changing face of law and policy, and they document their desire to create a better future for their children and grandchildren.
The film weaves together dramatic handheld amateur street footage and personal stories and interviews, with news footage of contemporary events. Their cameras capture intimate moments with a mother who lost her son in what she terms, “a worthless, senseless war that we are never going to win.” We see activists demanding that members of congress present truthful accounts of the situation in Iraq, and hear a passionate preacher reminding his congregation that the power of democracy lies in their hands.
From grandmothers to legislators, from soldiers to musicians these activists for non-violence share a different way of being American. In a society that at best marginalizes their dissent and at worst condemns it to ridicule and even active suppression… they pick up the banner of idealism.
For more info on this film or to find out how to contribute to its completion, visit the Finding Our Voices website.