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We Interrupt This Empire...
Date Tuesday June 10
Time 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
Red Vic Movie House
Event Type Screening


What happens when a trigger-happy cowboy with a pocket full of loot aims his guns on an oil-rich, people-poor nation?

The San Francisco Video Activist Network presents the story you won't see on Fox News: an eye-popping, jaw-dropping look at the Bay Area's radical resistance to an illegal war. WE INTERRUPT THIS EMPIRE... screens Tuesday, June 10th at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and Wednesday, June 11th at 2 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. at the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco. Regular admission is $6.

Composed of various segments, the first half of WE INTERRUPT THIS EMPIRE... is a collaborative work from some of San Francisco's independent videographers. Jino Choi and Jessica Lawrence document the direct actions that shut down both the financial district of San Francisco on the morning of March 20th and the corporate profiteers of the Bay Area over the following weeks. The Whispered Media video collective takes on how the pro-war protests received 'balanced' coverage and how such coverage devolves into a flag-waving, pro-war culture blinded to the truths and realities of war. 'The Logic of Empire,' by David Martinez and Iain Boar, considers the war not as an out-of-control business venture fronted by the petroleum industry, but as the first steps in a new, lethally dangerous, imperialist project with Iraq as its first subject. 'War American Style' by Natalija Vekic, Monica Nolan and Christian Bruno is a sly critique of the corporate media's role as Pentagon stenographer, where mainstream news media clips are re-assembled and examined for gross inaccuracies, glaring omissions and corporate biases. In 'The War Profiteers,' by Miles Montalbano, interviews and film clips shine a light on the Military Industrial Complex as the film looks at corporations with close ties to the Bush administration, and their ability to influence policy and profit from war. The second half of the program will be selects from Shutdown Downtown Fogtown, a daring collection of on-the-scene videos from the historic anti-war protests that shutdown San Francisco.

The Red Vic Movie House is located at 1727 Haight Street in San Francisco. For more information, contact Whispered Media at 415-552-7959 or

Proceeds from WE INTERRUPT THIS EMPIRE... go to the Video Activist Network (VAN) and Whispered Media. The VAN is an informal association of activists and politically conscious artists using video to support social, economic and environmental justice campaigns. Whispered Media is a collective that offers video witnessing, support and training, collects archival political footage, and produces video works about specific grassroots campaigns and organizations.

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