Body Of War: Screening
Thursday April 4 2013, 6:00pm until 9:00pm
On a rescue mission traveling through Sadr City during his first week in Iraq, US Army soldier Tomas Young - then 24 - was shot in the spine, paralyzed from the chest down. The day was April 4, 2004.
Please join TV pioneer & 20-time Emmy Award-winner Phil Donahue as we watch his powerful, highly acclaimed film, Body of War. Following the 82-minute film (which will start at 6 pm sharp) and 5 minute intermission, Phil will lead an interactive discussion with the audience.
A decade later...where are we as a people? How has our mainstream media served the citizens of the United States over the past ten years? Accountability, activism, representative government and much more will be discussed in this peaceful venue as part of the unique Doc & Discourse series, produced by Hudson Torch Media.
Directed by Donahue, a New York resident, and New Jersey native Ellen Spiro, Body of War is Tomas' story. It warrants the attention of us all:
Included within this event will be the reading of Tomas' recent March 2013 letter to former President George Bush and former Vice President Richard Cheney, which received more than 35,000 online reader comments within the first 48 hours hours of a singular Yahoo.com article posting:
Refreshments (not wine and beer) will be available for purchase.
Questions about the event? Are you a student or journalist seeking to interview Phil? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the NYCLU Young Professionals, this event is sponsored by:
* Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
* Bertha Social Justice Institute at CCR
* Culture Project's 'Blueprint for Accountability' Series
* righttoheal.org, a new initiative launched between Iraq Veterans Against the War and CCR