Voices in Wartime was first screened to a limited national audience on September 11, 2004, and opened in selected theaters in April, 2005.
- Seattle Weekly: "One of the most original war movies ever made. Men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there."
- LA Times: “A strong, riveting film”
- NY Times: “an elegant statement not only about the devastation of war but also about poetry's power to amaze”
- Entertainment Insiders: “Fascinating and extremely literate”
- New York Post: “a fascinating idea” and “a moving documentary”
- TV Guide: “filled with some of the most powerful poetry & shattering images ever to come out of warfare” and “required viewing”
Feature in the Fond du Lac Reporter, Feb. 2006
Voices in wartime are too often silent — the bearer of mute grief passed down from generation to generation. Bill Zierdt, a Vietnam veteran and professor at Marian College, knows now he passed down his broken coping skills to his daughter. "I don't have a friend because I push people away. I don't have the desire or the skills," he said Saturday morning in a room at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac filled with about 30 people who came to hear and share personal stories of war. The story panel was part of a daylong series of events that focused on the impact of war and the community's response to a Friday night showing of the full-length feature documentary, "Voices in Wartime." Andy Himes, the film's executive producer, flew in from Seattle, Wash., to participate in the local project. Read more...