Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Protesting Nuclear Weapons: Three Nuns at Minuteman III Missile Site


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Byline: Rick Romancito
By Rick Romancito
In early October 2002, three nuns were charged after breaking into the grounds of a Minuteman missile silo northeast of Greeley, Colo.
According to media reports, they cut two gate chains and a fence, then tapped hammers on the rusted railroad tracks used to transport the missile in order to symbolically disarm the weapons. They also painted six crosses on the concrete dome of the silo with their own blood. When military police arrived, they found the nuns singing and praying for peace.
For these acts, the federal government charged the three Dominican sisters -- Ardeth Platte, Carol Gilbert and …

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NW Premier of Documentary: Conviction

Jun 4 2006 6:30 pm
Jun 4 2006 9:00 pm
Conviction is a documentary film about three Dominican nuns convicted and sentenced to Federal Prison for their non-violent protest at a Minuteman III missile site in Northern Colorado. This 48-minute film evokes important conversations about the role of religion in politics, the role of nuclear weapons in national defense and the role of International Law in the Federal Courts. You are invited to welcome Sister Jackie Hudson back to Washington after completing her sentence in prison and to engage her and the filmmaker, Brenda Truelson Fox in a question and answer session following the film.

Thursday March 8, 2007, 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Directed by Brenda Tuelson Fox
USA: 2006, 43 mins.)
Discussion with local Dominican Sister Doris Faber will follow each screening.
The documentary film Conviction tells the story of three Dominican Sisters who took the proliferation of nuclear arms in this country personally. These women saw it as their duty, their mission, their religious calling, to break into a missle silo in Colorado, chant, pour their own blood and get jailed for their beliefs. for these sisters, bringing attention to the atrocities of nuclear weapons was a sacred act; for the government it was something much different:  The women trespassed on federal property. they made a mockery of our national defense. They broke the law.
The religious right labeled them fanatics, the left called them Joans of Arc, and the justice system convicted them of sabotoge.
Conviction delves head on into all of these contradictions and explores a system that would have three nuns marked as terrorists.

1 comment:

phineasjalyper said...

Just wondering if there are production transcripts regarding this issue somewhere online? Thanks for your help.