Documentaries by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Judith Ehrlich:
The Mouse That Roared (currently in production)
Whistleblowers rivet the attention of our interconnected world. “The Mouse that Roared” is Ehrlich’s second real life political thriller on whistleblowers, but with an unexpected twist! Icelandic member of Parliament and “hacktivist” Birgitta Jónsdóttir, producer of WikiLeaks’ infamous “Collateral Murder” video, is on a mission to challenge the 21st-century surveillance state in spite of threats to her freedom and with her Autistic son in tow. Birgitta is a poet, Buddhist, single mother of three, Internet pioneer, founder of Iceland’s Pirate Party and Free Tibet movement. Björk played in her mother’s band. She sold Kirby vacuums in New Jersey before being elected for her role in toppling the Icelandic government and jailing its ‘banksters.’ Our documentary follows Birgitta as she fearlessly pursues a dream of her tiny island nation as the New Media Haven where global whistleblowers safely leak their information, journalists publish freely and world citizens enjoy respite from surveillance.
The Boys Who Said No (currently in production)
“The Boys who Said NO!” tells the story of the young men, subject to our nation’s last draft, who for reasons of conscience burned their draft cards in protest and chose prison over killing during the Vietnam war. It chronicles “The Resistance” an anti-draft movement based on Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolent direct action and the couple who most publicly embodied its principles, Joan Baez and David Harris. Baez, the iconic voice of the anti-war movement, married Harris, leader of “The Resistance” shortly before he was sentenced to three years in prison for publicly refusing to be drafted. The men and women dedicated to using civil disobedience to oppose conscription continued to organize and formed the vanguard of a mass anti-war movement. More>>