(70 minutes) USA
Directors/Producers: Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson
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Since abortion was legalized in 1973, seven people have been killed and more than 150 clinics bombed or set on fire by people who disagreed with Roe v. Wade. Film SOLDIERS IN THE ARMY OF GOD presents the tin soldiers who are behind more than 2,400 incidents of violence against doctors and abortion clinics in the past 28 years. This is a story about the people who are not exercising first amendment rights, they are not trying to "counsel" patients; they are not peaceful picketers. They are - intentionally, openly and usually without restraint - terrorizing people and encouraging others to do the same. They joyfully celebrate murder and maiming, hold banquets and give awards lauding those guilty of arson, bombing and murder, as well as share how-to-manuals with instructions for building bombs, booby traps and sniping. And yet it's all done as an act of faith.

Marc Levin won international recognition for his dramatic feature film, SLAM, which received the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. For 25 years he has been making provocative, award wining films. TWILIGHT LOS ANGELES, his adaptation of Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed one woman show, premiered at the Sundance 2000 Film Festival. In 1997 Levin was awarded the prestigious duPont -Columbia award for CIA: AMERICA'S SECRET WARRIORS, a three-part series that aired on the Discovery Channel. In the mid-seventies through the eighties Levin teamed up with one of America's most respected journalists, Bill Moyers. He directed THE HOME FRONT WITH BILL MOYERS, which was honored with the duPont Columbia Gold Baton Award. He won a national Emmy Award as the producer/editor of the SECRET GOVERNMENT - THE CONSTITUTION IN CRISIS. He is currently directing on film in a six part documentary series on the history of blues music for PBS and Theatrical release.

Daphne Pinkerson has worked on a range of award-winning social and political documentaries for HBO, PBS, Bill Moyers, and NBC, among others. In 1999, she won the National Emmy for best documentary of the year for producing THUG LIFE IN D.C., which premiered on HBO. In 2000, she produced SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER, a PBS special on human rights activists and TWILIGHT LOS ANGELES, Anna Deavere Smith's performance film on the riots in South Central.

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