National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

“Death and Taxes”

A Film about War Tax Resisters
and Their Motivations

Sharon Jones and the DapkingsTwenty-eight people offer their motivations for and methods of Susan Quinlanresisting the war machine with their tax money. This tightly paced 28-minute film introduces viewers to war tax refusal and redirecting tax dollars to peace, with music by Sharon Jones and the DapKings, Antibalas, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, and First Strike Theatre’s version of “Don’t Pay Taxes” by Charlie King.

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Excellent for workshops and presentations with time for discussion Tips for Screenings (PDF)

Martin Perna of Antibalas Juanita Nelson

“The greatest changes in history have only come when people are willing to put everything on the line.”

—Julia Butterfly Hill



Editing: Carlos Steward, Asheville, N.C.
Produced by the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Screening Posters

(two versions, PDF)


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