Have you ever wondered why it seems we always are at war? Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki certainly did, and set out to explore the preoccupation with the military in this country. The result was "Why We Fight," which the film's page on the Sony Pictures Classics web site calls "...an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine." On Thursday, March 22, Peace Action of San Mateo County and the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo Social Action Committee will present a free screening of "Why We Fight," 7:30 PM in Beck Hall of the UUSM, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave. in San Mateo. A brief discussion will follow.
"Why We Fight" won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. It begins with President Dwight Eisenhower giving his famous farewell speech warning of the "military/industrial complex," and includes well-known voices from throughout the political spectrum giving a variety of takes on the purpose of the military, its budget, and its human and hardware components. The film's imagery carries its message home with impact. It is 98 minutes, and is rated PG-13.
Please join us for this important film, complete with free popcorn. This event is wheelchair accessible.
About Peace Action of San Mateo County:
Peace Action of San Mateo County is a local affiliate of Peace Action and Peace Action West. We are a product of the merging of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze and SANE--Committee for a sane nuclear policy. We advocate for nuclear disarmament and weapons abolition, an end to war and arms trafficking, and bringing corporations to obey the rule of law.
Official Website: http://www.sanmateopeaceaction.org
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