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Please join us in the campaign to donate a copy of the new feature film version of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun, starring Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) to every high school library in the U.S. with your one-time, tax-deductible $25.00 donation.

Each DVD comes with a public performance rights license, often valued at hundreds of dollars, allowing educators to legally screen the film free-of-charge, for the lifetime of the DVD.

In an age when most teens are exposed to the concept of war via violent high tech video games and big-budget Hollywood movies, this beautifully simple filmed stage version of Dalton Trumbo’s classic anti-war novel offers teachers a valuable learning tool to explore with students the realities of war.

Your generous donation today is a “large footprint” investment in the education of potentially tens of thousands of high school students for years to come.

Thank you for making a difference. Peace.

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National High School Campaign

Each year, thousands of high school students read Dalton Trumbo's National Book Award-winning novel, Johnny Got His Gun, as part of their English Literature, Social Studies, and Political Science classes. Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun, starring Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C., Junebug), was originally conceived to enhance those studies, as well as courses in Film, Theater Arts, Nursing, and Acting.

At a time when most schools no longer offer basic Civics courses, Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun offers a perspective beyond the video games and multimedia images which bombard students and all too often depersonalize the human aspect of war.

Included with the film are pre-screening and post-screening discussion guides, which offer educators an opportunity to explore and discuss with their students many of Trumbo's themes.

The National High School Campaign for Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun is working to match each high school library in the country with a donor willing to purchase a copy of the film for them.

DVD Features:

  • Educational / Group Public Performance Rights
  • "Johnny Got His Gun Marches On" Featurette
  • "Johnny Got His Gun: On and Off the Page"
  • Pre-Screening & Post-Screening Discussion Guides
  • Commentary with Director Rowan Joseph
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Cast & Crew Bios
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • 1.85:1 Widescreen Version
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Sound

A portion of the proceeds go to the Fallen Patriot Fund, assisting families of fallen and seriously injured veterans.

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Each DVD costs $25 (including Public Performance Rights License and Shipping & Handling). Please include the high school's NAME, CITY and STATE.

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If the high school you request already has a donor, the DVD will be donated to another high school within the area.

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Each DVD costs $25 (including Public Performance Rights License), plus $2.50 Shipping & Handling.

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