Paul Blasenheim ’12, organiser of the screening, writes:
On December 1st, 2009, Barack Obama officially announced that he would be deploying 30,000 new troops into Afghanistan, beginning the next chapter in a war which recently moved into its 9th year of active conflict.
“Rethink Afghanistan” is a new feature documentary film from the progressive film company Brave New Films. It is directed by Robert Greenwald, famed director of the breakthrough documentary “Iraq for Sale,” which detailed the extensive role of U.S. private contractors in the War in Iraq. Check out the website at http://rethinkafghanistan.com/ .
The film is shot primarily inside of Afghanistan, and focuses mainly on the opinions of the Afghan people to the prospect of continued and escalated war. It is a one-of-a-kind film, and is not to be missed at this crucial juncture of the conflict. We will watch the film, and it will be followed by 45 minutes of discussion, analysis, and debate on the issues of war, terrorism, and militarism. It will be a forum for exploring alternative solutions to the wars abroad, developing new visions of how we want our government to act, and discussing how we can best challenge and engage the conflict at this critical time.
- What: Screening of the film followed by a critical discussion
- Date: THIS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
- Time: 8 in the P.M.
- Where: Shanklin 107 — FREE!