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Film: "Weapons of Mass Deception"
Date Friday September 30
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorWorld Centric - Aseem Das
There were two wars going on in Iraq. One was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs, and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists, and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalized as an effort to find and disarm WMDs -- Weapons of Mass Destruction; the other was carried out by even more powerful WMDs -- Weapons of Mass Deception. The TV networks in America considered their non-stop coverage their finest hour, celebrating the use of embedded journalists and new technologies that permitted viewers to see a war up close for the first time. But people in different countries saw different wars. Why? "Weapons of Mass Deception" explores this story with the findings of a gutsy former network journalist and media insider-turned-outsider, Danny Schechter, “The News Dissector”, who is one of America's most prolific media critics. (100 minutes; 2004.)

The film will be followed by an open discussion and social time.

Suggested donation $5 to $10

Sponsored by:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center // 650-326-8837 // http://www.peaceandjustice.org
World Centric // 650-283-3797 // http://www.worldcentric.org
Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto // http://www.uucpa.org
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 20th, 2005 6:12 PM

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