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The 7th season of our Eyes Wide Open Film Series concluded in May 2008.

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

Eyes Wide Open Film Series, Part VII

The USC4P&J documentary films series, Eyes Wide Open, continues in its 7th season with a series of films every other Sunday through May 2008.

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

Screenings start at 8pm followed by a discussion, with the possibility of drinks and/or a light dinner 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 May 2008 is as follows:

Feb 17 - The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
Exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness, former Marine Captain Brian Steidle. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed.

Directed by: Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern
Run time: 85 minutes
Web site: The Devil Came on Horseback


Mar 9 - Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections (2007)
An explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This film will change how you feel about the way votes are counted.

Directed by: David Earnhardt
Run time: 81 minutes
Web site: Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections


Mar 16 - No End in Sight (2007)
Chronicles the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerrilla war, warlord rule and criminality. Examines the principal errors of US policy that largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq. A first time look inside the White House, Pentagon, and Baghdad's Green Zone to understand what has become the disintegration of Iraq.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2008.

Winter Soldier Fundraiser

During the screening of "No End in Sight," we will collect donations for the Winter Soldier Investigation organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War.

"Americans have heard from the generals, they've heard from the politicians, they've heard from the media... but they haven't heard the from us. From March 13-16, in the nation’s capitol, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will gather to share the truth of their experiences with the American people and the world."

Directed by : Charles Ferguson
Run time: 102 minutes
Web site: No End in Sight


April 6 - Reel Bad Arabs:How Hollywood Vilifies A People (2006)
Explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs--from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding ‘terrorists'--along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in US history, and why they matter so much today.

Directed by : Sut Jhally, featuring Dr. Jack Shaheen
Run time: 50 minutes
Web site: Reel Bad Arabs:How Hollywood Vilifies A People


May 4 - The Fog of War (2004)
Former Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara, takes us on an insider's view of the seminal events of the 20th Century. As US forces occupy Iraq and the possibility of additional military conflict looms large, this is essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand how the US government justifies the use of military force.

Won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2004.

*with Italian subtitles

Directed by: Errol Morris
Run time: 95 minutes
Web site: The Fog of War


May 18 - The War on Democracy (2007)
Award-winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington's manipulation of Latin American politics over the past 50 years, demonstrating the brutal reality of America’s notion of ‘spreading democracy’ and that true popular democracy is now more likely to be found among the grassroots movements of Latin America.

Directed by : John Pilger
Run time: 96 minutes
Web site: The War on Democracy


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 VII
Presented by U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice - Rome.

Circolo Arci Arcobaleno
via Pullino, 1 (Garbatella)
Films begin at 8pm.

17 February
The Devil Came on Horseback

9 March
Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections

16 March
No End in Sight

6 April
Reel Bad Arabs:How Hollywood Vilifies A People

4 May
The Fog of War

18 May
The War on Democracy

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Films begin at 8pm.

Circolo Arci Arcobaleno
Via Pullino, 1

Map and Directions

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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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