Miami Drive, Draft Counsel, Superman in the Grove

1971 | 01:05:49 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | 1/2" open reel video

Collection: Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: State, The, Television, War

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This surprisingly candid tape between two men looking to avoid the draft and a draft counselor offers unique entry into conversations that often only took place behind closed doors during the Vietnam War. The Videofreex capture the length of a discussion, set in an office room piled high with stacks of records and forms, during which a counselor guides two college-age men through a series of questions that they must manage and address in order to carefully navigate the legal system. In the background of the office, a poster affixed to the wall, reads, “Man power makes war power…repeal the draft!”  

This political tape points to the ways that actions of individuals fuel America’s military forces and drive the nation’s involvement in global affairs.

—Faye Gleisser