[HCCN] film announcement BODY OF WAR
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BODY OF WAR
TWO SHOWINGS -- FRIDAY DEC. 5 AND SUNDAY DEC. 7, BLUE HILL LIBRARY
PENINSULA PEACE & JUSTICE FILM SERIES -- FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
excerpted from film review:
"His body might be done, but there's no quit in the heart, soul,
spirit and passion of Tomas Young.
As if presiding over a prolonged doomsday hall of shame, the
distinctive baritone-like voice of Capitol Hill reading clerk Paul
Hays is heard airily intoning the names of each of the U.S. senators
who voted to send U.S. soldiers into harm's way in Iraq on the
premise that Sadaam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
Mr. Hays' voice seems ominous as we see that from the very start of
"Body of War", Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue's documentary, the number
counter grows, leading to a total of 77 out of 100 U.S. senators
voting "aye" to send Tomas Young and hundreds of thousands of other
young American men and women into Iraq into an invasion based upon
The understated message that flies just below the surface but is said
by both Senator Byrd and Mr. Young is that America's citizens must
forcefully challenge the very people (like Democratic U.S. senators
John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Dianne Feinstein and numerous
Republicans, among others) who voted for a war which only 1% of the
U.S. population has sacrificed in. James Madison's famous words
(which you should read and absorb in a darkened theater rather than
here) are quoted at the start of "Body Of War" and is a thread in
conjunction with an excerpted series of impassioned speeches
throughout by Senator Byrd on the senate floor. These quoted words
and the West Virginia senator's urgency are as shrewd a device and an
extension of the truism that Mr. Byrd, in spite of his past
contradictions, becomes as much a founding father in his own right as
Mr. Madison ever was, especially in a post-9/11 America.
"Body Of War" is an imperative cinema experience, one which should be
viewed by all of those who have the eyes to see what the domestic
mainstream press has deliberately shunned its electronic eyes from:
the physical and emotional costs of war on those who fight it and
come home. Thus far, it is the very best film to see the light of
day this year.
read the full review at: http://www.popcornreel.com/htm/bodywarrev.htm
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