Jan. 6th Film- THE OIL FACTOR: Behind the War on Terror
- For the next three months, The Real War film series will be shown the first Wednesday of each month at the MCPL Auditorium in downtown Bloomington, Indiana.THE OIL FACTOR: Behind the War on Terror
Film ShowingWednesday, January 6, 2010
7:00 p.m.Monroe Co. Public Library Auditorium
303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IndianaThe Real War film series presents the Bloomington screening of “THE OIL FACTOR: Behind the War on Terror” by film-makers Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy."The Oil Factor" questions the motives for the U.S. wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, where 3/4 of the world's oil and natural gas is located.With exclusive footage shot on location in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the film documents the spiraling violence now engulfing these countries.Interviews gathered throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, including a Bechtel executive in Baghdad, also expose who is cashing in on the hundreds of billions of dollars requested from the U.S. Congress by both the G.W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations.With detailed maps and graphics, "The Oil Factor" features many experts and personalities such as former Defense Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, M.I.T. professor and author Noam Chomsky, Gary Schmitt (Executive Director for the Project for the New American Century), L. Paul Bremer III (former U.S. Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority), Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski (former Pentagon analyst), Iraqi government official Abdel Aziz Al-Hakim, and authors Ahmed Rashid and Michael C. Ruppert.Contributing organizations include the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Greenpeace, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), World Policy Institute, Agence France Press and Center for Energy Strategy Studies (C.E.P.S.E.)."The Oil Factor" is a documentary that the Los Angeles Times called "Powerfully persuasive" and which The New York Times said was "serious and well-researched."Following the film showing, there will be time for a brief discussion.Sponsored by Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, The Real War film series is free and will continue to be shown on the first Wednesday of each month.