Watford’s Quiet Heroes
DVD2014 30 Minutes
The stories of three men who refused to fight in WW1, and society’s attitudes
Tells the stories of three men who refused the call to fight in World War 1. They heard a call ‘above the roar of the guns’. Were they right to follow it? What became of them and why were they so reviled? The film raises questions about patriotism, politics and religion that are as relevant today as they were a century ago.
Dramatised reconstructions, archive recordings, original images and other primary source material are presented in a compelling narrative.
There is also additional material on the DVD: International Conscientious Objectors Day Ceremony 2014 and interviews with David Boulton (who wrote ‘Objection Overruled’), Jo Vellacott (author), Owen Everett of Forces Watch and Hannah Brock of the War Resisters’ International.
The film and additional material are suitable as a stimulating educational resource in different areas of the secondary curriculum, particularly history, RE/RS, English, citizenship/PSHE, film/media studies and politics, at key stage 3 (years 7-9 and above).
Made by Quakers in Watford.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.30. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.