Why We Fight - FREE movie night in Nashua

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Why We Fight - FREE movie night in Nashua

Postby JaqEboy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:28 pm

Nashua, Tuesday, 5 April, 7PM, Balanced Health Center, 9 Simon Street - our monthly video screening:

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Why We Fight, directed by Eugene Jarecki, is a 2005 documentary film about the military–industrial complex. The title refers to the World War II-era eponymous propaganda movies commissioned by the U.S. Government to justify their decision to enter the war against the Axis Powers.

Why We Fight was first screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on 17 January 2005, exactly forty-four years after President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, however, it received a limited public cinema release on 20 January 2005, and then was released on DVD on 27 June 2005, by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Why We Fight describes the rise and maintenance of the United States military–industrial complex (originally called the military–industrial–congressional complex by Eisenhower) and its fifty-year involvement with the wars led by the United States to date, especially its 2003 Invasion of Iraq. The documentary asserts that in every decade since World War II, the American public was misled so that the Government (incumbent Administration) could take them to war and fuel the military-industrial economy maintaining American political dominance in the world. Interviewed about this matter, are politician John McCain, political scientist and former-CIA analyst Chalmers Johnson, politician Richard Perle, neoconservative commentator William Kristol, writer Gore Vidal, and public policy expert Joseph Cirincione.

Why We Fight documents the consequences of said foreign policy with the stories of a Vietnam War veteran whose son was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks, and who then asked the military to write the name of his dead son on any bomb to be dropped in Iraq; and that of a twenty-three-year-old New Yorker who enlists in the United States Army because he was poor and in debt, his decision impelled by his mother's death; and a female military explosives scientist who arrived in the U.S. as a refugee child from Vietnam in 1975.

This movie will dispel many notions about the noble purposes of these wars. Though our goal as a group is to educate the public about the 9/11 tragedies, we interject other educational films that help give a broad understanding of our world today. For regular event announcements, join the Meetup group: http://mv911t.org.
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Re: Why We Fight - FREE movie night in Nashua

Postby Dennis King » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:54 pm

Darn, will be at a wake at that time for a good friend of mine. Is there any other time it will be shown?
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Re: Why We Fight - FREE movie night in Nashua

Postby TonyRichardson » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:46 pm

I actually have the "Why we Fight" set from the 40s on DVD.
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