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"Total Denial" Screening - Documentary of Human Rights and EJ Lawsuit
Date Sunday March 22
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(near Ashby BART)
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorAileen Suzara (FACES)
Emailinfo [at] facessolidarity.org
Film Screening of Total Denial

Tickets are sliding scale $10-$25 online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56100, $12-$25 at the door

Total Denial is the story of a historical lawsuit: 15 villagers from the jungles of Burma sue a leading oil corporation for human rights abuses in US Courts. After 10 years of fierce legal battles, the impossible victory.

The New York Times says, "...one thing is unmistakable: Its central figure, Ka Hsaw Wa, is the stuff heroes are made of."

Total Denial has been awarded the special prize for Human Rights of President Vaclav Havel during the One World Festival in Prague (2006). In 1999, Ka Hsaw Wa was awarded the Goldman Environmental prize for his work in Burma.

Funds benefit Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES) and EarthRights International.

For more info:
http://www.facessolidarity.org
http://www.earthrights.org
http://www.totaldenialfilm.com
http://www.facessolidarity.org/images/storie//totaldenialscreening.jpg
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 3rd, 2009 10:41 PM
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