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Palo Alto Film Series: War, Occupation and the Arts of Resistance- III
Date Wednesday August 16
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto (Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorJulia Bernd
The "War, Occupation, and the Arts of Resistance" film series will continue with the films "The World Says No to War", "Standing with the Women of Iraq", and "Empire and Oil".

"The World Says No to War": Documents the massive protests of tens of millions of people throughout the world in opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Sounds and images from 16 countries show passionate and creative reactions to militarism and occupation.

"Standing with the Women of Iraq": What has the U.S. invasion and occupation meant for the women of Iraq? In this program their passionate statements of resistance are intercut with actions by Code Pink, Women in Black and others who have been at the forefront of protests against the war in the U.S.

"Empire and Oil": Modern empires run on oil, and controlling that resource is key to the control and penetration of potential rivals. This program examines the recent history of the Middle East and the Iraq War in relation to the desire of Western powers to control “the greatest strategic prize in history.”

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
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 12th, 2006 4:47 PM
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