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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Park Film Loan Program

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On request, teachers may borrow a copy of the park's two orientation films, "Echoes of Captivity" and "Voices from Andersonville" on DVD. Each program is about 30 minutes in length. You may request the films as part of a scheduled field trip visit or contact park staff to request the films.

This offering is free, but please return the DVD so others may use it and this offering can remain free.

The park offers two films to choose from which explore the story of the Andersonville Prison and the experience of American prisoners of war. You may request one or both for classroom viewing.

"Voices from Andersonville" is a 28 minute film which focuses on the history of the Andersonville Prison during the Civil War.

"Echoes of Captivity" is a 27 minute film which serves as an introduction to the experience of prisoners of war throughout American history. This film includes the Andersonville story as well as interviews with prisoners of war from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the first Gulf War.

Please note that this offer is available only to bonafide educational institutions and their staff or representatives.

 
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Using the Film Andersonville in the Classroom
The 1996 film Andersonville continues to be a popular classroom tool. The park has produced a guide to assist teachers in making more of the film and aiding students to think critically about the portrayal of historic events.
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Did You Know?

The New Jersey monument at Andersonville National Cemetery

The state of New Jersey was the first state to erect a monument in commemoration of the sacrifices of the soldiers from that state held at Andersonville. It was dedicated in 1899. Monuments placed by fifteen other states are also within the park grounds. More...