Coverart for item
The Resource Star wars dreams, by Leslie Woodhead, (electronic resource)

Star wars dreams, by Leslie Woodhead, (electronic resource)

Label
Star wars dreams
Title
Star wars dreams
Statement of responsibility
by Leslie Woodhead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Star Wars Dreams reveals the hopes and illusions of America s continuing search for invulnerability through a missile defense system. It traces the fifty-year history of America s multi-billion dollar Star Wars system from President Eisenhower's Cold War commitment to a defense against the Soviet Union, through President Reagan s obsession with Star Wars, to President George W. Bush's imminent deployment of a "Son of Star" Wars defense against rogue states. Key witnesses include pro-missile defense hawks Richard Perle and Dr. Edward Teller; crucial political figures including former defense secretary Robert McNamara; whistle-blowing scientist Professor Ted Postol who accuses the government of fraud; and historian Frances Fitzgerald who insists that the Star Wars missile defense program is "surrounded by wishful thinking, fiction and downright lying." Passionate supporters and opponents of Star Wars confront the alarming implications of America s quest for "Global Battlespace Dominance." This is also the story of a powerful national mythology: a heady mix of deep faith in high-technology solutions, political isolationism and a yearning for security which is driving not only missile defense but also President Bush s War on Terror. Going behind the new frontline of the Star Wars missile silos in Alaska, the film also gathers startling archive film to illuminate America s longstanding fears and pursuit of ultimate safety
Awards note
International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2003
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodhead, Leslie
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Star wars dreams, by Leslie Woodhead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1655024
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655024/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210533
  • (OCoLC)747799344
Video recording format
other
Label
Star wars dreams, by Leslie Woodhead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1655024
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655024/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210533
  • (OCoLC)747799344
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...