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The Times of a Signby
A folk history of the Iran-Contra affair
How do two men who were raised with the same fundamental and conservative values part ways and find themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum? An inquiry into some of the more ironic aspects of the Iran-Contra affair, The Times of a Sign provides a unique bridge between the more remote lives of middle Americans and the very center of political power and influence in the Federal Government. This humorous and anecdotal tale provides perspective on some of the ethical, political and judicial questions raised by the scandal and ultimately questions the accountability for Iran-Contra crimes.
The Star Ledger
full review Bruce Fretts
This is one of those instances where very large issues become clarified through the courageous action of an obscure person.
Professor Emeritus, Boston University
Clearly a different kind of Iran-Contra story.
The Washington Post
This down home documentary, complete with rollicking folk score, is a real treat, a poker faced inquiry into the more ludicrous aspects of the Iran-Contra affair and the prejudice of local politics.
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Gold Plaque, INTERCOM '94
- Silver, Worldfest Charleston
- P.O.V. Series, PBS Television Network
- Bronze, Worldfest Houston