RESISTANCE CINEMA Presents: “IRAN IS NOT THE PROBLEM”
Produced by Aaron Newman, Scary Cow film co-op San Francisco. Narrated by Sahar Driver, Featuring Larry Everest, Majid Baradar, Robert Gould, Michael Veiluva, Davis Glick, 79 minutes, c 2008
WHEN: Sunday November 30, 1:15pm
WHERE: Community Church of NY, Gallery Room 28 E. 35th st. @ Park ave.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
America now has a new president-elect waiting to take office in January. When Barack Obama indicated he might be willing to have talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without pre-conditions, he created an uproar. Was this rational or not? It is time for Americans to learn more about Iran and how we got to where we are today.
IRAN IS NOT THE PROBLEM is a new feature length film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. The U.S. Iranian relationship is examined over the last 60 years beginning with the U.S. backed coup that ousted the democratically elected Dr. Mohammad Mosaddeq and ushered in the 25 year reign of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
We have heard that Iran is a nuclear menace in defiance of the international community, bent on "wiping Israel off the map", supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical US imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran.
Produced by the Scary Cow film collective in San Francisco, the film makes ample use of a wide range of experts, academics, and activists whose viewpoints differ on various aspects of the situation but who all agree that an American attack would be a disaster. It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran, the consequences of the current escalation and the potential US and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider.
RESISTANCE CINEMA is a Task Force of ACTION FOR JUSTICE of Community Church of NYC Unitarian Universalist. Info: Russell Branca – email@example.com 718-843=0515