Uncovered at Flor y Canto 12/5
- Neighbors for Peace & Justice Northeast presents:
"Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" (2003)
A New Documentary About How the Truth Became the First American
Casualty in Iraq.
Just released, this controversial and arresting film takes you behind
the walls of government, as CIA, Pentagon and foreign service experts
speak out, many for the first time, detailing the lies, misstatements
and exaggerations that served as the reasons to fight a "preemptive"
war that wasn't necessary. The war with Iraq brought about
unparalleled resistance, both in the streets and in the chambers of
government. This documentary offers an in-depth look at the
unsettling distortion of intelligence and the "spin and hype"
presented to the American people, the Congress and the press.
Fighting wars to bring about regime change is in breach of
international law. Yet, throughout the fall of 2002, and into the
weeks preceding the war in Iraq, the Bush administration
systematically distorted intelligence evidence and misled the public
in order to turn opinion favor of "regime change" in Iraq." Executive
Producer Robert Greenwald, also produced "Unprecedented," which
documented the theft of the 2000 presidency.
"The Globalisation Tapes" (2003)
Sharman Sinaga's granddaughter looks bored as her grandfather
demonstrates for the camera his favored technique of market
liberalization: holding union activists upside down in flooded
fields. He mimics their gargles as they choke in the mud. He could
hold down two or three at a time he boasts; he seems faintly
nostalgic in the dim light and the smoke; his only regret, that his
arms and knees aren't what they used to be.
The orders to hold people upside-down came from the top, he tells us,
from Surhato, with support from high on Washington's Capitol Hill.
The Globalisation Tapes were made in collaboration with those a
little further down the pile, closer to the mud, closer to the
memories of the massacre that cleared the way for Indonesias
modernisation. Using their own forbidden history as a case study, the
Indonesian filmmakers trace the development of contemporary
globalisation from its roots in colonialism to the present. Through
chilling first-hand accounts, hilarious improvised interventions,
collective debate and archival collage, The Globalisation Tapes
exposes the devastating role of militarism and repression in building
the "global economy", and explores the relationships between trade,
third-world debt, and international institutions like the IMF and the
World Trade Organization. The film is a densely lyrical and incisive
account of how these institutions shape and enforce the corporate
world order (and its systems of chaos).
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Video/Potlucks every Friday
Gather 8:00ish, movie starts about 8:45
Flor y Canto Community Space & Bookstore
3706 N. Figueroa, in Highland Park
between Marmion Way and Ave. 37
3 blocks from the Gold Line Heritage Square Station