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|Screening of: State of Siege|
|Date||Thursday June 12|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org
State of Siege is a 120 minute 1972 French film directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Yves Montand and Renato Salvatori. Yves Montand plays Philip Michael Santore, an official of the United States Agency for International Development, an organization sometimes used as a front for training foreign police in “counterinsurgency methods”. Santore is kidnapped by a group of urban guerrillas. The story is based by Costa-Gavras on an actual incident in Uruguay in 1970 when U.S. Embassy official Dan Mitrione was kidnapped and killed. Using Santore's interrogation by his captors as a backdrop, the film explores the often brutal consequences of the struggle between the repressive government of Montevideo and the leftist Tupamaro guerrillas. Using death squads, the government decimates the revolutionary group.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector Series for the 99%
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
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