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Turning Tide Productions
PO Box 864
Wendell, MA 01379





Award-winning video documentaries about contemporary
social issues, grassroots activism, and multicultural perspectives
produced by Turning Tide Productions.
Directed by nationally acclaimed independent filmmaker Robbie Leppzer

"A Filmmaker Unafraid To Go Against The Tide"
—Rhonda Stewart, THE BOSTON GLOBE

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• NEW! DVD Available For Purchase On-Line
• Watch Excerpts Of The Film
• Film Available As A Fundraiser For Community
  Activist Groups

• Now Booking For Winter-Spring 2006 College
  Speaking/Screening Tour

Narrated by actress and Air America Radio host, Janeane Garofalo, this new feature-length documentary is an intimate portrait of American dissenters reflecting on their personal participation as engaged citizens in a time of war. The 78-minute film follows a diverse group of individuals, ranging in age from 13 to 74, including middle and high school students, college students, teachers, clergy, and war veterans from Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, as they take part in vigils, marches, theater performances, and civil disobedience sit-ins to protest the U.S. invasion and on-going military occupation of Iraq.

Featuring contemporary music by 2005 Grammy Award winner Steve Earle, Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Jonatha Brooke, Stephan Smith, Saul Williams, DJ Spooky, and original music by John Sheldon.

 “THE PEACE PATRIOTS gives us hope and inspiration.
I hope it will be shown widely.”

        Howard Zinn

Director Robbie Leppzer will be conducting a college speaking and screening tour throughout 2006 with THE PEACE PATRIOTS. (See below.)


Award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer is available for speaking engagements on college campuses to screen and discuss his work chronicling 25 years of grassroots social movements. He will be conducting a college film screening and speaking tour throughout 2006 with his latest feature documentary, THE PEACE PATRIOTS. In addition, he is available to screen a selected retrospective of his documentary films about contemporary social issues, grassroots activism, and multicultural perspectives. To inquire, call us toll-free at 1-800-557-6414 or send us an email
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"Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer is remarkably sensitive regarding the nuances of his subject matter and protagonists. The result is filmmaking that is both compelling and thought provoking."

        Geoff Gilmore
        Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival


INDEPENDENT VOICES   Turning Tide Video Series

We have produced a series of full-length video talks by noted authors and journalists addressing the critical issues of our times. Videos in the series include:

JIM HIGHTOWER : "Take Back America"

AMY GOODMAN : "Free Speech & Independent Media"

SCOTT RITTER : "The Bushwacking of America"

DANIEL ELLSBERG : "Secrets & Lies: Vietnam To Iraq"

DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "Making Another World Possible"

DR. HELEN CALDICOTT: "The New Nuclear Danger"


HOWARD ZINN: "War and Terrorism"

Hear the voices which are being ignored or only given superficial treatment by the mainstream media. Use these videos as discussion catalysts for your family, friends, and community at schools, workplaces, community centers, libraries, religious organizations, and in your own living room.


AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE Narrated by actor Martin Sheen, this feature-length documentary chronicles the story of a family in western Massachusetts whose home was seized by federal marshals and IRS agents after they publicly refused to pay federal taxes as a protest against war and military spending. World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival. Nationally broadcast on Cinemax, Sundance Channe, and Free Speech TV.
90 minutes • VHS Video

"AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE is one of the most deeply moving films I’ve seen in years. Seeing this movie lifts your spirits, exhilarates, and offers hope."

        Studs Terkel
        Author of WORKING and "THE GOOD WAR"


A documentary about the first national anti-war demonstrations which took place in Washington, DC and New York City following the September 11 attacks. Featuring Nobel Peace Prize laureates Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Perez Esquivel, James Creedon, World Trade Tower rescue worker, Amy Goodman, Pacifica Radio journalist and more. An effective discussion catalyst to widen the scope of debate about U.S. responses to
terrorism. Nationally broadcast on Free Speech TV.
25 minutes • VHS Video

"VOICES FOR PEACE is an inspirational boost, letting those who oppose war know they are not alone."

       Howard Zinn
       Author of A People’s History of the United States



Browse our  video collection of 16 social issue and multicultural video documentaries available for purchase by educational institutions, community organizations, and individuals. Topics include: Contemporary Social Movements, The Americas, Indigenous People, The Vietnam War, Multicultural Arts, and Substance Abuse.



Turning Tide Productions offers an array of digital video services including DVD Authoring, Videography, Editing, Field Producing, and Directing. We even do weddings and commitment ceremonies!

Photo Credits: All website photos by Robbie Leppzer, unless otherwise noted.

Intro Page Photo Credits: Richard Bancroft (upper right), Sara Elinoff (lower right).

Home Page Photo Credits: Diane Greene Lent (VOICES FOR PEACE cover), Richard Bancroft (catalog cover), Sara Elinoff (Leppzer photos).

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