Not all men who go to war want to kill.
Lionsgate’s new film ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is based on the true story of Private First Class Demond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) who was sent to Okinawa during WWII. While people are drafted to go to war to kill, Desmond refused to murder. He wanted to help and go to war, but his beliefs were too strong to kill anyone, even if it was someone from the other side.
Demond’s beliefs lead others to believe that he was a coward and a traitor. Training was hell, he was beaten, and even court marshaled. Doss ended up winning, and was allowed to go to battle without a weapon, and while others grew tired of saving, Desmond worked constantly on saving his fellow soldiers life without firing a bullet and was the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Hacksaw Ridge will be out on November 4, 2016.