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Critical Perspectives
These films encourage us to think about the ethics of war. Their subjects include prisoners of war and concentration camps, the bombing of civilians, the atomic bomb, racism and segregation, and the practice of sending soldiers into hopeless battles. Also, witnesses and participants in profound events revisit the past and return to places where they spent the war. These films offer a critical, contemporary and essential look at the Second World War.
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Night Target, Germany
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art / Canadian War Museum / 19710261-4498
Vox populi
Given its objectives, was the Second World War just and moral?



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Vox populi  (3:15)
(2008), director: Éric Barbeau, Montreal / Maureen Grant, Toronto / Counting On Us, Vancouver

The contributors to this Vox populi :
Shun Rao (Montreal)
Claire Heenan (Montreal)
Fatoumata Diané (Montreal)
Peter Wenk (Vancouver)
Ian Gladman (Vancouver)
Doug Falbo (Vancouver)
Miles Meadows (Vancouver)
Brandi Borsten(Toronto)
Crystine Hershberger & Justin Trottier (Toronto)
Steven Todd(Toronto)
Robert Teszka (Vancouver).