A film by Duane Peterson III & Patrick McCormack

12 min / digital / 2021

This short documentary employs an anonymous hotline to elevate the voices beneath Vermont’s F-35 flight path, the first urban residents to live with one of the US military’s most controversial weapons systems overhead.

Tranquil scenes of unassuming neighborhoods near Burlington International Airport are juxtaposed with voicemails of the unheard, those drowned out by the ear-shattering “sound of freedom.”

Exploring the relationship between picturesque residential areas and the deafening weapons systems overhead, Jet Line is a poetic portrait of a community plagued by war machines, documenting untenable conditions in a small city once voted one of the best places to live in America.

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We distributed these flyers throughout the areas most affected by F-35s and allowed the voicemails we received to narrate the film.

Listen to all of the voicemails we received in this public audio archive.

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