Award-Winning "USA v. Al-Arian" Free Film Sat 6/9
- Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone, powered by CREDO Mobile.From: thomashilltk@...Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 12:48:37 -0400 (EDT)To: <dberenson@...>; <email.donbryant@...>; <loehrjm@...>; <alex9913x@...>; <bombhumbug@...>; <TWeiler1@...>; <jimdiener@...>; <rtracy@...>; <bmlspirit@...>; <Volunteer@...>; <jeffk@...>; <GeorgeZakaib@...>; <red44@...>; <ACF1950@...>; <greenerdavid@...>; <norman.robbins@...>; <chiapski@...>; <ninamac15@...>; <william.fickinger@...>; <cmagoulias@...>; <douglas.kerr@...>; <orphani@...>; <stewartrobinson@...>; <nahida.gordon@...>; <mattcourtman@...>Subject: Award-Winning "USA v. Al-Arian" Free Film Sat 6/9PALESTINIAN CIVIL RTS ACTIVIST SAMI AL-ARIAN-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Award-Winning Film about Post 9/11 America: "USA v. Al-Arian" Free Showing this Saturday
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Winner of the Jury Prize, Best Film Award at the 8th Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film FestivalUSA vs. Al-ArianClick here to view film trailer.One-Time Free ShowingThis Weekend in Rocky RiverSaturday, June 9 at 7:00 PMWHERE:West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, Ohio 44116
(Free Parking)COST: The film series is free and open to the public(donations gratefully accepted).Co Sponsored by the Westshore Film Seriesin cooperation with CAIRFor more details see below or click here:
West Shore Film Series to host film "USA vs Al-Arian"Winner of the Jury Prize, Best Film Award at the 8th Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, "USA vs AL-ARIAN" documents the American-Muslim family Al-Arian's desperate attempt to fight terrorism charges leveled by the US Government.
In February 2003, university professor and pro-Palestinian civil rights activist Sami Al-Arian was arrested in Tampa, Florida, charged with providing material support to a terror organization. For two-and-a-half years he was held in solitary confinement, denied basic privileges and given limited access to his attorneys.
The film follows Sami Al-Arian's wife Nahla and their five children throughout his 6 month-long trial. It explores the battle waged both in court and in the media and chronicles a nightmare come to life, as a man is prosecuted for his beliefs rather than his actions."USA vs AL-ARIAN" raises questions on whether it is possible for a man like Sami Al-Arian to receive a fair trial in the United States. It presents democracy in a new light in a post-9/11 culture of fear, where "security measures" trump free speech and punishment is meted out in the name of protection.Presented in cooperation with The Council on American-Islamic Relations(Film length: 98 minutes)WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 7:00pmWHERE: West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd.Rocky River, Ohio 44116 (Free Parking)COST: The film series is free and open to the public (donations gratefully accepted).More information at: http://westshorefilmseries.wetpaint.comemail westshorefilmseries@... or call Bob Bemer at 440-333-2255