500 Miles to Babylon – Montreal Screening

November 17th, 2006 | Posted in Culture, Independent Media, Repression, War and Terror

Film Screening with filmmaker David Martinez visiting from San Francisco.

SATURDAY, November, 18th, 7pm
School of Community & Public Affairs
2149 MacKay [above de Maisonneuve]
Metro Guy-Concordia
Suggested Donations 5$.

Join filmmaker David Martinez for an intimate screening of 500 Miles to Babylon a one-hour documentary film currently in post-production about Iraq under U.S. occupation. Narrated by the filmmaker, using footage shot in Iraq during the past years threaded with graphically animated archival sequences to provide historic context, the film will address the current war not simply is a conflict over petroleum profits or a scheme to fill a company’s coffers, but as part of a larger American imperial project.

More than a simple anti-war movie, 500 Miles will follow a narrative of disintegration, showing the initial excitement of some sectors of the Iraqi population after the U.S. military toppled Saddam Hussein, their hope eroding as they watched their country sink into chaos and violence in the months that followed. The film ends with the April 2004 assault on Fallujah, when all of Iraq was rising against the Americans, and includes rare footage from inside besieged Fallujah, where the filmmaker went with a group of journalists and aid workers to deliver medical supplies and move wounded civilians to Baghdad.

Info at: http://www.graffitifilms.com

Organized by Block the Empire, Tadamon! Montreal & the International Solidarity Movement of Montreal [ISM].
Info: tadamon[at]resist.ca / 514 690 8499

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