View other events for the week of 5/ 9/2005
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
|Film: "The World Stopped Watching"|
|Date||Monday May 09|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
|Organizer/Author||World 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.
World Centric - http://www.worldcentric.org
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center - http://www.peaceandjustice.org
Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - http://www.uucpa.org