Faces of the Enemy*

  • 1987 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- dvd///
  • Examines the sociological, psychological and political aspects of war to discover what drives nations--and individuals--to kill. A series of propaganda images, interviews with a Vietnam veteran, psychologists, cartoonists, a mythologist, experts on warfare and racism, and people who feel threatened by enemies creates a vivid picture of the ways in which people become obsessed with concepts of enemies. Uses David Rice, the murderer of the Goldmark family in Seattle, as an example of how obsessions escalate conflicts to the point where they canot be resolved without violence. (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Communications, Political Science, Psychology, War and Peace)