Hi everyone. My book about music in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is out. This is the project I was working on when I discovered Coffee Strong. Many of you who find the film interesting may also be interested in the book. Follow this link for more info, and do help spread the word: http://www.upne.com/0819575999.html
I just dropped the price of the film to $10, basically enough to cover the expenses of producing and mailing the film. If you’d like a copy and this is still too expensive, let me know. I’ll make sure you get one! Thanks to everyone for their support of this project.
The Quakers in the Honolulu Friends Meetinghouse have scheduled a screening of Grounds for Resistance for Memorial Day 2014.
Greetings. Since the film received distribution from Film Media Group in Fall 2012, I haven’t put much effort into organizing screenings or distributing the film to individuals, mostly because I was out of the country for eight months and have just been too busy. Colleagues continue to show the film in university classes and invite me occasionally to speak, and the film continues to be screened at a variety of events. The issues in the film are still extremely relevant as combat veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars deal with multiple issues resulting from their time in the military and at war. In the last year or two, the wars seem to be fading from the consciousness of many people in the U.S.. My perception is that fewer people are thinking about the longterm consequences for the people who fought in them. I do hope that folks will continue to watch the film and share it with as many others as possible.
Grounds for Resistance will be screened at the” What is Documentary?” conference in Portland, OR on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11:45am-1:00pm. It will be the lunch screening, so folks can enjoy sandwiches while watching it in Room 142/144 of the University of Oregon’s George S. Turnbull Center, 70 NW Couch St. I’m very honored to have the film included.
Grounds for Resistance: Stories of War, Sacrifice, and Good Coffee has been picked up (and slightly renamed) by Films Media Group for academic distribution. If you feel compelled, please ask your public and university libraries to order the film. Here is the link: http://films.com/id/25096/Grounds_for_Resistance_Stories_of_War_Sacrifice_and_Good_Coffee.htm.
For those of you interested in purchasing copies for your individual use, you can purchase it for $25 following the links under “Order DVD” on this website.