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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.

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.

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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Fiscal Sponsorship provided by Save Our Skies VT and the Peace and Justice Center of Vermont.