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The tenth part of the Eyes Wide Open Film Series concluded in December 2009.

See the current program for Part XI, running every other Thursday through May 2010.

Eyes Wide Open Film Series, Part X

The USC4P&J documentary films series, Eyes Wide Open, continues in its 10th season with a series of films on alternate Thursdays through December 2009.

Films will be screened in English at Circolo Arci Arcobaleno (via Pullino, 1, metro Garbatella - see map and directions)

Doors open at 7:30pm, screenings start at 8pm followed by a discussion. Arcobaleno provides the possibility of drinks and/or a light dinner before or during the film.

We ask for a small donation to help cover costs of DVDs and shipping. Arcobaleno requires an annual membership card at 5 Euro/year, which also includes discounts at museums, shops, theatres, etc.

The program for the series through December 2009 is as follows:

Oct 1 - Rethink Afghanistan (2009) This October marks 8 years of war in Afghanistan. In his new film, Robert Greenwald boldly examines the US escalating military presence in the country without an exit strategy. It highlights the financial cost of the war, Pakistan’s role in the conflict, civilian casualties, and the plight of Afghan women and terrorism. A searing look at a costly quagmire.

Directed by: Robert Greenwald
Run time: 70 minutes
Web site: Rethink Afghanistan


Oct 15 - It Is Not a Gun (2007) Music lovers especially will be inspired by this film featuring the Al Kamandjati music centers for children in Palestinian refugee camps of the occupied territories. The Al Kamandjati association aspires to substitute violence with music and culture. The film focuses on this music, while following the winding and unpredictable roads of a ravaged, conflict-torn area. Enjoy and learn.

Directed by: Pierre-Nicolas Durand and Helena Cotinier
Run time: 67 minutes
Web site: It Is Not a Gun


Oct 29 - Religulous (2008) Political humorist Bill Maher queries people worldwide on God and religion. In an unusual spiritual journey, Bill is his usual irreverent, honest, witty and analytical self. From the director of Borat, this no-holds-barred examination of religion will make you question your beliefs, get angry and laugh at the same time. A controversial documentary or satire? Not to be missed!

Directed by: Larry Charles
Run time: 101 minutes
Web site: Religulous


Nov 12 - Secrecy (2008) Since 9/11 the US has expanded and abused its states secrets privilege. This film tackles a hot debate topic: how much secret data can a government protect in the name of national security? Are we really safer because of information gathered and concealed without our knowledge? Both sides of the debate are heard and government misconduct is exposed in detail.

Directed by: Peter Galison and Robb Moss
Run time: 85 minutes
Web site: Secrecy


Nov 26 - Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008) A riveting American tale for Thanksgiving Day. Titled in the UK as Dirty Tricks: The Man Who Got the Bushes Elected, this film is about the founder of smear politics who inspired Karl Rove, Fox News and Swift Boat Vets to carry on with vicious slime campaigns against opponents. Have political honesty and ethics disappeared forever?

Directed by: Stefan Forbes
Run time: 81 minutes
Web site: Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story


Dec 10 - The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (2009) Launched in Rome, a tiny ICC is struggling to safeguard the world. The film shows prosecutors taking action against guerilla army leaders in Uganda and Congolese warlords, shaking up Colombia’s justice system, and challenging the UN to arrest Sudan’s al-Bashir for genocide in Darfur. Will it win?

Directed by: Pamela Yates, Paco de Onis and Peter Kinoy
Run time: 95 minutes
Web site: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court


Special thanks to the Circolo Arci Arcobaleno for their hospitality and support.

For information on past screenings, see:

Eyes Wide Open, Part I
Eyes Wide Open, Part II
Eyes Wide Open, Part III
Eyes Wide Open, Part IV
Eyes Wide Open, Part V
Eyes Wide Open, Part VI
Eyes Wide Open, Part VII
Eyes Wide Open, Part VIII
Eyes Wide Open, Part IX
Eyes Wide Open, Part X
Eyes Wide Open, Part XI
Eyes Wide Open, Part XII
Eyes Wide Open, Part XIII
Eyes Wide Open, Part XIV


Film Series

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series, Part X
Presented by U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice - Rome.

Circolo Arci Arcobaleno
via Pullino, 1 (Garbatella)
Doors open at 7:30pm, films begin at 8pm.

» October 1
Rethink Afghanistan
» October 15
It Is Not a Gun
» October 29
» November 12
» November 26
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
» December 10
The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

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Maps & Directions

Doors open at 7:30pm, films begin at 8pm.

Circolo Arci Arcobaleno
Via Pullino, 1

Map and Directions

See map of area
Closest metro station: Garbatella. Take the B Line to the Garbatella stop, exit towards via Pullino, turn right and continue (200mt) across Piazza Albini to Arcobaleno .
By bus: Buses 673 from the Colosseum area and 716/715 from Piazza Venezia.
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