LAWRENCE JORDAN • 2m 22s
A little boy swings, breaks sticks, looks up into the sky, himself a cherub, while on the soundtrack Chad and Jeremy sing, "...and if a hundred boys should die, we can send a hundred more." An anti-war film made in the Vietnam era. Apt then and apt always.
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