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Film: "The World Stopped Watching"
Date Monday May 09
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorWorld Centric - Aseem Das
A sequel to the award-winning documentary The World is Watching (1987), which examined foreign news coverage of a climactic moment in the U.S.-financed Contra war against Nicaragua’s revolutionary government. Fifteen years later, filmmakers Peter Raymont and Harold Crooks return to Nicaragua to discover what became of the first revolution to be conducted in the glare of the world media. They question the role and responsibility of journalists who first put Nicaraguans under the microscope, and then rushed off to the next hot spot. More importantly, however, for the filmmakers, is the other half of the story – what of the Nicaraguans left behind? What of the democracy they now live in? What of representation? Of freedom? Of poverty? 57 minutes, 2003.

Paul George, former West Coast Coordinator of Quest for Peace, will speak and lead an open discussion after the film.

Suggested donation $5 - $10.

Sponsored by:
World Centric -
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center -
Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto -
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 26th, 2005 4:54 PM

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