This Bloody, Blundering Business

TitleThis Bloody, Blundering Business
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsDavis, Peter
Running Time30 min
Date Released1971
DistributorVillon Films
CountryCanada, United States
Publication Languageeng

Produced during the US involvement in the Vietnam War, this documentary draws parallels between that conflict and the American acquisition of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War. Using newsreels and ragtime, it reveals American attitudes towards non-white peoples and cultures to show the connection between imperialism and the Cold War. 


Directed, written, produced, and photographed by Peter Davis



Alternate TitleThis bloody, blundering business: the American war of annexation of the Philippines, 1899-1902
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