"After years of working on Iran and Middle East politics, this is perhaps the most engrossing and easily digestible film I've ever come across. A phenomenal educational tool that explains often misunderstood and complex issues in US-Iranian relations." - Sanaz Meshkinpour, Middle East Program Coordinator, Global Exchange
7:30pm Doors Open
8:00pm Movie starts
9:20pm Q&A w/ guest speakers
Please arrive early to get seats, as we expect them to fill up quickly (no advanced purchase). Please tell everyone in your networks.
Aaron Newman (filmmaker)
Independent film-maker and with Scary Cow film co-op. He is an anti-imperialism/pro-democracy activist, founder of the SF Chomsky Book Club, and a member of Hands Off Iran.
Expert on oil, war, and U.S. economic/corporate interests in Iraq and Iran, etc., activism and social change, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Oil Change International, author of "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World One Economy at a Time" and "The Tyranny of Oil"
Iranian-American, founder of 12Petals Media Group: creators and social entrepreneurs of media and visual arts working together to promote and encourage respect for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and endeavors to enhance its impact on all people and cultures.
Expert on nuclear weapons and related health issues, anti-war activism. Former national president and current Bay Area chapter president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-author of "Rollback! Rightwing Power in U.S. Foreign Policy", contributing author in "The New World Order and the Third World", "War and Public Health", and many articles on health, environment, nuclear and bioterrorism, and the persistent legacy of global militarism and violence
Author of "Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda". He has covered the Middle East and Central Asia for over 25 years for Revolution newspaper and other publications, reporting from Iraq, Palestine, India, and Iran in 1979 and 1980, shortly after the revolution that toppled the Shah, he interviewed Islamic militants then holding the U.S. Embassy, and reported from Iranian Kurdistan.
Official Website: http://www.iranisnottheproblem.org
Added by IRAN is not the problem on September 25, 2008