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|Palo Alto Film Series: War, Occupation and the Arts of Resistance- II|
|Date||Wednesday August 02|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto (Wheelchair accessible)|
|julia [at] peaceandjustice.org|
|Address||457 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94301|
The "War, Occupation, and the Arts of Resistance" film series will continue with the films "Baghdad", "Erasing Memory", and "National Insecurities".
"Baghdad": A lyrical, moving and disturbing video montage of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq.
"Erasing Memory": The Cultural Destruction of Iraq: Describes the horrendous destruction of the museums and archives of Iraq, the oldest treasures of human civilization, in the wake of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Millennia of history were bombed, looted and destroyed, and with them the memory and culture of Iraq.
"National Insecurities": Violence against immigrants, especially Arabs; imprisonment without trial, especially for Muslims. Is the U.S. government fomenting fear to inflame racial and ethnic divisions? History repeats itself as violence against immigrants and imprisonment without trial become routine.
The films are part of Deep Dish TV's 12-part series entitled Shocking and Awful: The Grassroots Response to War and Occupation. The series addresses the implications and consequences of the U.S.'s military actions in Iraq. The series also shows how people are mobilizing through art, actions, and international law. Each film is 30 minutes.
The films will be followed by a discussion.
Cost: Suggested donation $5 to $15
Sponsors: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, World Centric, and Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto