Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Anti-War/Anti-Occupation Film Night

A U.S.-based independent film maker is doing several showings in Canada of this documentary about the city of Fallujah in occupied Iraq. We are presenting both film and film maker here in Sudbury on May 24, along with a couple of shorter film clips to tie the event into Canadian involvement in Afghanistan. There is also a showing in Toronto somewhere around that date, and possibly in other cities as well.

500 Miles To Babylon, a film about Occupied Iraq

With film maker David Martinez

A one-hour documentary not about soldiers, not about governments, but about Iraqi civilians and a handful of independent journalists in a country turned into hell. A cinema verite narrative of daily life, disintegration, and the humour that ordinary people adapt when living in a warzone. Includes rare footage from inside Falluja, April 2004, and a Choubi music soundtrack provided by Sublime Frequencies. Unlike any Iraq movie you have seen!

Short video clips on opposition to the war and occupation in Afghanistan will also be shown.

Thursday, May 24th, 7pm, 4th Floor Resource Centre, St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street. * This is a wheel-chair accessible location.

Organized by the March 17th Anti-War Committee with the support of the Centre for Humanities Research and Creativity at Laurentian University.

For more information, contact me.

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