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Eyes Wide Open Film Series, Part IX
The USC4P&J documentary films series, Eyes Wide Open, continues in its 9th season with a series of films on alternate Thursdays through May 2009.
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 May 2009 is as follows:
Feb 19 - The 11th Hour (2007) Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this film explores the perilous state of our planet and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial plea are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors who help explain the need for a universal ecological consciousness.
Directed by: Nadia Connors and Leila Conners Peterson
Feb 26 - It Is No Dream (2002) Traveling through Israel filmmakers Benny Brunner and Joseph Rochlitz went looking for prominent Israelis who are critical of Israel's occupation policies. Meir Shalev - one of Israel's best-known writers, Gideon Levy - columnist for Haaretz newspaper, Jessica Montell - Director of B'Tselem (Israeli Human Rights Center), Yehudit Katzir writer, Yizhar Be'er, Director of the Israeli Center for Democracy, Adi Ophir, Professor of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, Noa Levy, leader of the High School students "refusal-to-serve" movement and Yitzhak La'or - writer and poet.
Not every Israeli is in support of Israel's occupation policies. In addition to in-depth interviews with Israel's leading critics, the filmmakers also attended a major peace rally in Tel Aviv, and recorded the fiery words of Yishai Rosen-Tzvi, one of the first to sign the Letter of refusal-to-serve in the Occupied Territories. Readily admitting that their point of view is a minority one and that most of the Israeli public is behind the army and government, they illustrate one Israeli perspective on the causes of and solutions to the continuing bloodshed which is seldom covered by the international media.
Directed by: Benny Brunner and Joseph Rochlitz
Mar 5 - The End of America (2008) Bestselling author Naomi Wolf’s profound and eye-opening film looks at disturbing historical fascist similarities as she examines America's dangerous passage towards becoming a society of fear and surveillance, and advocates activism to restore the US’s most cherished values.
Directed by: Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern
Mar 19 - Blood and Oil (2008) With declassified documents and forgotten presidential doctrines, this film shows that oil has been at the core of US foreign policy for more than 60 years, rendering its energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. The film calls for a radical re-thinking of US energy policy as Iraq war begins 7th year!
Directed by: Jeremy Earp
Apr 2 - China Blue (2006) [in italiano] Girato clandestinamente in Cina, il film indaga su ciò che la Cina e le società internazionali di vendita vorrebbero nasconderci: come l’abbigliamento che compriamo, viene prodotto. Un allarme sulla pressione economica esercitata dalle compagnie occidentali e le sue conseguenze sull'uomo.
(Serata “italiana” per conoscere il nostro gruppo e le nostre attività)
Directed by: Micha X. Peled
Apr 16 - I.O.U.S.A. (2008) The filmmakers claim it “boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the USA” and propose solutions “to recreate a fiscally sound nation.” Economist Dean Baker instead calls it the “failed scare flick of the decade” and The Nation says it’s part of the plan to dismantle Social Security. See the film and decide for yourself.
See also "IOUSA Not OK - Taking a deeper look at the film IOUSA" by the Center for Economic Policy Reform.
Directed by: Patrick Creadon
Apr 30 - Flow: For Love of Water (2007) Award-winning film about the greatest threat of our time – the global water crisis. Flow highlights threats to water safety and builds a case against the growing privatization of dwindling fresh water with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Directed by: Irena Salina
Special thanks to the Circolo Arci Arcobaleno for their hospitality and support.
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