Uploaded on Apr 12, 2011
YouTube playlist* supplemental videos
Sales of war-themed video games now far outpace even the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. The best of these games are as sophisticated as they are addictive, offering access to many of the same cutting-edge tools and techniques the American military itself uses to train combat troops. But even as war games deliver higher levels of intensity and realism, some wonder whether they may be paradoxically distancing players from the actual consequences of war in the real world. This film profiles three remarkable individuals who pioneered new forms of activism to bring us face-to-face with just this possibility. As they hack their way into the world of war games, they force all of us — gamers and non-gamers alike — to stop and think about the often-unthinking nature of war in the 21st Century.
“60-70% of Army Video Game Simulation Technology in Our Kids Homes Today”,
(like CryEngine 3) —-Military contractor, Intelligent Decisions Director, Floyd West
full movie and Yt playlist* MILITAINMENT, INC. – Militarism & Pop Culture
section of the movie* Militainment, Inc. – Militarism & Video Games
“It’s a great training product. I’ve had ’em link the Xboxes together and the sergeant will actually train his teams with the Modern Warfare game.”
—- Call of Duty representative, lead military adviser, lieutenant colonel, Hank Keirsey
(see the description for a list of videos documenting games training people to kill)
GamePro:Games are most effective Army recruitment tool
RECRUITING CHILDREN INTO THE US MILITARY Pentagon’s Child Recruiting Strategy
(six in ten current US soldiers entered the military as teenagers)
Project Censored 2009 – Recruitment Toolbox: Movies, Toys, TV, & Computer Games
After You Play, Before You Enlist! Army PR & Video Games (@ Elementary Schools)!
Politics and Hollywood’s images are linked. They reinforce one another. Policy enforces mythical images; mythical images help enforce policy. Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, has said, quote, “Washington and Hollywood spring from the same DNA,” end-quote. – JACK SHAHEEN, director of Reel Bad Arabs
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Operation Hollywood: How The Pentagon Shapes And Censors The Movies
morganhawk80 wrote & Kurogane222 QFT
“All modern war PC games are rather disturbing. The dead haven’t even begun to rot and we act like they never were.” (source [Returning Fire main trailer top comment]- )
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
source for this video whose description box you’re in.
Violent Video Games Harm Children’s Brains Study Finds
1 Corinthians 15:33
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
EJ Film Festival
EE Film Festival