The Conscientious Objector
|The Conscientious Objector|
|Directed by||Terry Benedict|
The Conscientious Objector is a 2004 documentary film about the life of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who received a Medal of Honor for his service in World War Two. His faith, Seventh-day Adventism, did not permit him to carry a weapon. He initially faced opposition, persecution, and ridicule from his fellow soldiers but ultimately won their admiration by demonstrating courage and saving lives as a combat medic.
The Oscar-nominated movie, Hacksaw Ridge, was released in 2016 and is a dramatized account of Doss' life.
The film has won multiple awards which includes:
- Long Island International Film Expo Festival Prize - Best Feature Film
- Santa Cruz Film Festival Audience Award - Best Documentary
- Heartland Film Festival Crystal Heart Award - Best Director
- Cinequest Film Festival Audience Choice Award
- Cinequest Film Festival Director's Award
- Propes, Richard (November 30, 2006). ""The Conscientious Objector" Review". The Independent Critic. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
- Stoda, Kevin (July 4, 2010). "A great Story for This Fourth of July—DESMOND T. DOSS—a Hero of WWII". Eslkevin's Blog. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
- Radical Catholic Mom (May 19, 2008). ""A War Hero Without A Gun"". Patheos. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
- "The Conscientious Objector". IndiePlaya. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
- The Conscientious Objector on IMDb
- The Conscientious Objector at the Christian Film Database
- "Official Desmond Doss Website". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
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