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|Film: "The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium and the Dying Children"|
|Date||Friday November 11|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto
|Organizer/Author||World Centric - Aseem Das|
An award-winning documentary film that exposes the use and impact of radioactive weapons during the current war against Iraq. The story is told by citizens of many nations, including British veterans who describe their exposure to radioactive so-called ‘depleted’ uranium (DU) weapons and the congenital abnormalities of their children. The film follows Dr. Siegwart-Horst Günther, who traveled to Iraq with Tedd Weyman of the Uranium Medical Research Center to assess uranium contamination there. They found evidence of the use of a new class of uranium weapons, including "bunker defeat" bombs. The team also explored the long-term health effects, including increases in cancer and congenital deformities in the area around Basra, that are attributed to DU contamination from the first Gulf War. The grisly realities of the cancer ward provide an appropriate alarm that could help to stop the use of these weapons. (52 minutes; 2004.)
The film will be followed by an open discussion led by a speaker to be announced and social time with organic snacks and drinks.
Suggested donation $5 to $10; sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, World Centric, and Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.