[act-ma] 8/06 - Free UPandOUT film screening: "View from a Grain of Sand" - Thurs, August 6th

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Fri Jul 31 11:07:27 PDT 2009


Showing Thursday, August 6th, in Cambridge:
*//*

*/View from a Grain of Sand/*                                       (62 
min)    
****

Shot over a 4-year period in the sprawling refugee camps of 
north-western Pakistan and in the war-torn city of Kabul, this film 
constructs a harrowing, thought-provoking, yet intimate portrait of the 
plight of Afghan women over the last 30 years---from the rule of King 
Zahir Shah to the current American-backed Hamid Karzai government. The 
women are powerfully moving as they re-define strength and resilience in 
the face of on-going struggle, and give a full and visceral picture of a 
still divided and brutalized nation. This film shows Americans an 
Afghanistan - and a history - they can't  and won't hear about via US 
mainstream media.

[The 'Good War' is a Bad War
<http://www.johnpilger.com/page.asp?partid=470>"In his latest article 
for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how the invasion of 
Afghanistan, which was widely supported in the West as a 'good war' and 
justifiable response to 9/11, was actually planned months before 9/11 
and is the latest instalment of 'a great game'.
/
"To me, I confess, [countries] are pieces on a chessboard upon which is 
being played out a game for dominion of the world."  /*Lord Curzon*, 
viceroy of India, speaking about Afghanistan, 1898 ]


*When/where*
7 pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
http://rule19.org/videos

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends! Free
film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]

"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education./" ~ 
Malcolm X

//// *UPandOUT film series  - see http://rule19.org/videos*
Why should YOU care? It's your money that pays for US/Israeli wars, the 
weapons industry, etc
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