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www.filmstoseebeforeyouvote.org and I.B.E.W. Union Local 683 present an all day Documentary Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday October, 31st, 2004.
The event will screen 8 Documentaries beginning at Noon Sunday. The location is the I.B.E.W. Union Hall at 23 W. Second Ave. in the Short North. Just west of the intersection of North High Street and Second Avenue.
Each film will be followed by a discussion period with topic experts. Check www.filmstoseebeforeyouvote.org for updates on discussion leaders.
This event is free to the public.*
The nature of these films will appeal to progressives however, the event organizers will insure a warm, safe, friendly atmosphere for undecided and persuadable voters to view these films. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
We hope to have refreshments and popcorn donated for the event. Maybe even pizza. If you have time, money or expertise to donate please contact Mitch Hall at 614.582.5811, email@example.com Needs:flyer printing and distribution, event staff, Topic experts for the films -especially war vets-. We have the video equipment however a better dvd projection and sound system would be fantastic to find.
Schedule of films
12 NOON SIXTY CAMERAS AGAINST THE WAR
Directed by Julie Talen, 25 minutes, 2004
On February 15, 2003, every major city on the planet protested the impending war in Iraq. Sixty Cameras uses footage shot simultaneously by different videographers to chronicle the powerful response in New York City.
12:50 pm UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ
Directed by Robert Greenwald, 56 minutes, 2003
Deconstructing the Bush administration's case for war through interviews with U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts, and U.N. weapons inspectors -- including a former CIA director, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and even President's Bush's Secretary of the Army. Their analyses and conclusions are sobering, and often disturbing, regardless of one's political affiliations.
2:15 pm ABOUT BAGHDAD
Directed by InCounter Productions. 90 minutes, 2004
In July 2003, Sinan Antoon, an exiled Iraqi writer and poet, returned to Baghdad to see what has become of his city after wars, sanctions, decades of oppression and violence, and now occupation
4:10 pm OUTFOXED
Directed by Robert Greenwald, 75 minutes, 2004
Examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.
5:50 pm VOTING IN AMERICA
Produced by Laura Harrison & Charlotte Lagarde, 30 minutes, 2004
A collection of nine short films that explore voter apathy, redistricting in Texas, a "get out the vote" campaign on a Navajo Reservation, the disenfranchisement of Americans with felony convictions, and more.
6:30 pm THE GROUND TRUTH
Directed by Patricia Foulkrod, 29 minutes, 2004
This documentary project is the ongoing story of American soldiers involved in a war in Iraq and Afghanistan that is largely invisible to the American public. Congress and the American people are invited to to bear witness to these soldiers and their families, and to consider the human cost of war above all else.
7:20 pm SOLDIER'S PAY
Directed by David O. Russell, Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Tricia Regan, 35 min. 2004
Interviews with American soldiers about the 2004 war in Iraq, including Matt Novak, who was discharged for speaking out against certain aspects of the war. The documentary also includes interviews with Iraqi refugees who acted as extras in the film Three Kings.
8:pm ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE
Director/Editor/Writer/Narrator: Robert Kane Pappas, 1 hour, 43 minutes, 2003
Robert Kane Pappas' chilling "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" draws parallels between George Orwell's classic novel of Big Brother totalitarianism, "1984," and the current relationship between media and government in the United States.
The media, according to Pappas, have evolved from the point where journalism was once a crucial component of democracy to its present state, which former ABC and CNN producer Danny Schechter refers to as a "mediacracy."
Critics such as NYU professor Mark Crispin Miller and Robert McChesney of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign point to the power of conglomerates as they buy up smaller companies and effectively become their own lobby, wielding influence that other industries can only dream about. The myth of "deregulation" and its false promise of competition is explored as corporations such as Time Warner and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. benefit when laws governing ownership are relaxed and laws are passed protecting their interests.
*Donations to off set the cost of this event will be accepted.