[act-ma] 11/18: "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" - Free UPandOUT film screening, Thurs, Nov 18

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Mon Nov 15 06:43:10 PST 2010

Showing Thursday, Nov 18, in Cambridge:

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

Explores what the media doesn't want to talk about -- itself

Director Robert Kane Pappas' */Orwell rolls in his grave/* is the 
consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion 
of American democracy. Has America entered an Orwellian world of 
doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth?

Robert Pappas has provocative answers to questions most people will 
never hear directed to the corporate news media: Are Americans 
pathologically detached from reality thanks to corporate manipulation 
and censorship of news? Isn't it ironic that in an era when there are 
more news sources than ever before, regular folks are less and even 
misinformed because the "news" is owned and operated by fewer and fewer 
corporate persons with ever more convergent viewpoints?

"/Bob Dylan's right. The pump don't work cause the vandals took the 
handle. That was over 40 years ago, but it's still a contemporary 
analogy. The "pump" is democracy, the "vandals" are corporations, and 
"handle," of course, is the free press."/

/"//Pappas wants you to believe that a democracy is better served by 
open debate, a free exchange of ideas and news-gathering organizations 
out to serve the societal good instead of corporate greed. Mission 
Accomplished./" ~Howard Gensler

(DVDs will be available for purchase)

6:40 pm, doors open for refreshments, extras
*7pm, film starts promptly*
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
*rule19.org/videos <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 rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos/>*

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, So America, etc etc - for 
billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for the loss 
of liberty and civil rights...

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