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SHUTDOWN: The Rise and Fall of DASW
Date Friday August 22
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
ATA (Artists' Television Access)
992 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
SHUTDOWN: The Rise and Fall of DASW
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2008, 8pm at
ATA (Artists' Television Access)
992 Valencia in lovely San Fran, close to the corner of 21st St.
only $6!
http://www.atasite.org
(415)-824-3890

Evening starts off with five shorts about oil, war and organizing, and a brief presentation by a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

SHUTDOWN: The Rise and Fall of Direct Action to Stop the War
In the winter of 2003, as the US was building up to attack Iraq, people around the world responded with a series of the largest protests in history. In San Francisco, the response was a mass uprising orchestrated by Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) that shut down the financial district the morning after the war started. But neither the uprising nor DASW outlasted the occupation. Created by organizers from within DASW, SHUTDOWN goes behind the scenes for a look at the successes and pitfalls of mass organizing.

Shorts:
First Casualty by Iraq Veterans Against the War documents their action in Times Square, NYC, with vets dressed in gear "detaining" volunteers. Peppered with interviews with vets from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Interrogation by Nasser Rahmani Nejad
An emotional and chilling portrayal of interrogation as a political prisoner.

The Other Side of the Wall by Nasser Rahmani Nejad
The horrors of war are portrayed in stark contrast to the glory of war through images of war, The Vietnam War Memorial and Iris Dement lyrics.

With Us or Against Us by Sarina Khan Reddy
An artful investigation into the difference between Freedom Fighters and Terrorists, depending on US foreign policy needs at the time.

The Great Game: New World Order? by Sarina Khan Reddy
Explores colonization, globalization, the current glorification of US war technology, the past glory of the British Empire and Nazi war propaganda.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 19th, 2008 12:44 PM

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