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Sneak preview of film, Weapons of Mass Deception
Date Sunday November 21
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Pusod
1808 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Click on the following link for detailed directions: http://bwf.org/pusod/directions.html
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorJennifer Borden
Hey friends,

This is a reminder to join CorpWatch THIS Sunday, November 21st to preview a new film by Danny Schechter, the "News Dissector," titled WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception. In out previous email we forgot to mention that the event is $5-$10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. So come on out!

Directed by one of America's most prolific media critics, this 100 minute film analyzes the collusion between the military and the media "news coverage" of the Iraq war. A call to action against the concentration of media ownership and a challenge to further develop Independent media. WMD busts through so-called "objective reporting" to challenge media complicity with the government in presenting the Iraq War the way it did. This is a hard-hitting, yet personal film that looks at the television war and asks why the American audience lapped it up and how the Pentagon helped shape media coverage.

Danny Schechter is an award winning journalist, writer, and filmmaker on media issues. He is also a founder of Globalvision, Inc., an award-winning media company formed in l987, and the executive editor of MediaChannel.org, a website dedicated to media issues. His broad experience includes being the news director and principal newscaster for WBCN-FM and working as a news program producer and investigative reporter at CNN and ABC. His articles have appeared in many publications such as Newsday, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Detroit Free Press, Village Voice, and others.

Also at the screening, Pratap Chatterjee will present CorpWatch's new book, "Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation," published by Seven Stories Press, which details the failure of the companies hired to rebuild the country. "A powerful combination of investigative research and on-the-ground reporting." -Naomi Klein, author No Logo, columnist The Guardian, UK. "Iraq, Inc., is the ultimate primer of how modern U.S. invasion and occupation for profit is being waged. You won't learn any of this on the evening news." -Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

Click on the following link for more information on Iraq, Inc.: http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=11583

We will show two screenings, one at 5:30pm and one at 8:00pm on Sunday, November 21st, $5-$10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
Pusod
1808 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Click on the following link for detailed directions: http://bwf.org/pusod/directions.html

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