We Fight to Be Free

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We Fight to Be Free
Film poster
Directed byKees Van Oostrum
Written byLionel Chetwynd
Produced byOlga Arana
Rick Brookwell
Kasper Graversen
Craig Haffner
Seth Isler
Lynn Kramer
Jose C. Mangual
StarringSebastian Roché
Caroline Goodall
Stephen Lang
Peter Woodward
CinematographyKees Van Oostrum
Edited byVictor Du Bois
Music byTrevor Jones
Distributed byMount Vernon
Release date
  • October 27, 2006 (2006-10-27)
Running time
24 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$5 million

We Fight to Be Free is a 2006 short biographical film about George Washington directed by Kees Van Oostrum and starring Sebastian Roché, Caroline Goodall, Stephen Lang and Peter Woodward.[1][2][3][4]


The film features the story of American Revolutionary war hero and first United States president, George Washington, including his military achievements and pivotal moments in his life.



The film has received generally positive reviews. Desson Thomson wrote for The Washington Post, "'We Fight to Be Free' is the real headliner: a rousing 18-minute action film about Washington's life that greets visitors to the new Ford Orientation Center".[5] Denise D. Meringolo was critical of the film, writing for The Public Historian:

"We Fight to Be Free" is oddly incomplete—it fails to explain fully Washington’s attachment to the estate or to portray the complexity of his choices as a military officer and a political figure.[6]

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  1. ^ Andrew M. Schocket (February 2017). Fighting Over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution. NYU Press. pp. 111–. ISBN 978-1-4798-8410-0.
  2. ^ "Movie Showtimes". Mount Vernon.org. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Trescott, Jacqueline (October 24, 2006). "Fleshing Out a Founding Father Mount Vernon Additions Provide New Entree to George Washington's World". The Washington Post.com. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Heritage, American. "Mount Vernon". American Heritage.com. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  5. ^ Thomson, Desson (October 24, 2006). "A Visceral Film's Deep-Seated Effect". The Washington Post.com. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Meringolo, Denise D. (2007-11-01). "Balancing Inspiration and Education at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens". The Public Historian. 29 (4): 129–135. doi:10.1525/tph.2007.29.4.129. ISSN 0272-3433.

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