January 31, 1971. More than 125 Vietnam veterans, representing every major combat unit to see action, gathered in Detroit to heal a nation... and themselves. They risked everything to talk about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed in the presence of officers while stationed in Vietnam. These veterans saw themselves as winter soldiers battling against the wrongs of the war and the brutal training that had made them capable of unthinkable violence. Eighteen filmmakers calling themselves the Winterfilm Collective - including Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA), Robert Fiore (Pumping Iron) and Lucy Massie Phenix (You Got to Move) - captured this extraordinary event. Rarely seen since its 1972 Cannes premiere, Winter Soldier has been called one of the most powerful anti-war films ever made and remains to this day a remarkable plea for peace.