[act-ma] 3/1 Thur., Film: Why We Fight
amyh at texnology.com
Wed Feb 21 17:44:06 PST 2007
FIRST THURSDAY FILM SERIES AT CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHY WE FIGHT
6:45 P. M, . THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST
(FILM BEGINS PROMPLY AT 6:45 . LATE COMERS WELCOME)
Central Square Public Library
45 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA
GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER AT THE 2005 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. THE FILM LAUNCHES A NONPARTISAN INQUIRY INTO THE FORCES - POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND IDEOLOGICAL- THAT DRIVE AMERICA TO FIGHT.
INSPIRED BY President Dwight Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address in which he warned Americans about the dangers of the "military-industrial complex", filmaker Jarecki weaves unforgettable stories of everyday Americans touched by war with commentary by a "who's who" of military and Washington insiders.
The film explores a half- century of U.S. foreign policy from World War 11 to the Iraq war, revealing how as Eisenhower warned, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition -drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
Extended informal discussion after film. Refreshments will be served.
There is an inexpensive parking garage next to the library and some parking on the street. Pearl Street is just off Mass. Ave in Central Square
Presented jointly by the Women's lnternational League for Peace and Freedom, and the Cambridge Peace Commission.
For further information call 617-244-8054 Admission is free
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