What Are We Fighting For? (formerly Resist!)
2022 marks 50 years since the final protests, designed to show the Government of Australia that there was widespread opposition to the Vietnam War and to Conscription which allowed National Servicemen to fight and in 200 cases, be killed.
In South Australia, protest and awareness came from within universities with groups such as the Campaign for Peace in Vietnam, Students for a Democratic Alliance, Draft Resistors Union and Save Our Sons.
Interviews with some of those South Australians who were involved first hand, brings to life the strongly felt beliefs, the protest, the bravery, the radical actions, the incarcerations, the suffering of those who opposed the war, those who chose not to be conscripted and those who supported them. What motivated them and how their later lives were affected are also explored.
We have recorded the experiences of 22 protesters and woven their stories into one. Many of those interviewed are now 70 plus and their voices still provide inspiration for citizens to take action.
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