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Free Documentary Rethink Afghanistan
Date Saturday January 09
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd at Paseo Padre
Fremont CA 94538
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorJane Bark
Rethink Afghanistan is a 2009 documentary about the ongoing war in Afghanistan, featuring experts from Afghanistan, the U.S., and Russia discussing critical issues like military escalation, how escalation will affect Pakistan and the surrounding region, the cost of war, civilian casualties, and the rights of Afghan women. As part of the filmmaking process, acclaimed Director Robert Greenwald (Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, Outfoxed, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices) traveled to Afghanistan to meet with and interview members of Afghanistan's parliament, bloggers, women's rights organizations, and groups committed to the peace movement. The ultimate goal of this documentary campaign is to raise the level of public discourse, compel people to ask key questions about the war, and urge Congress to hold oversight hearings. Already, the campaign has successfully helped retired Corporal Rick Reyes and other veterans testify before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and meet with members of Congress. Reyes, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, testified before Sen. John Kerry and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He told the committee, "Sending more troops will not make the US safer; it will only build more opposition against us. I urge you on behalf of truth and patriotism to consider carefully and Rethink Afghanistan."

Discussion will be led by Paul Cox of Veterans for Peace
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jan 3rd, 2010 5:56 PM

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