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|Film Screening: The War You Don't See|
|Date||Tuesday September 20|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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Tuesday, September 20 2011 @ 07:00 PM - - 10:00PM
Where: Engineering Auditorium at San Jose State
E San Fernando St and S. 7th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
This film has been banned from being shown in theaters in the United States, but it is a must see!
This event is sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center and KPFA
Documentary-maker John Pilger has returned to a subject that can't be revived often enough: the grotesque untruth of "weapons of mass destruction": a cloudy concept, eagerly amplified and lent credibility by credulous and submissive journalists who, after 9/11, lost their nerve en masse. Pilger's contention is that on Afghanistan, on Iraq and on Israel and the Palestinian territories, the mainstream media simply take the official line. The force of his film is in its contention that the colossal scale of civilian casualties is, within the grammar of news, downgraded in importance so that it doesn't figure as news at all, but as all-but-invisible deep background to be ignored.