Thursday, April 03, 2008

Body of War: Special Screening

Campus Progress keeps sending me all sorts of emails nowadays, even though I finally finished school, but so much the better - because they invited me to a special screening of a fantastic documentary called Body of War, which I saw tonight in Cambridge. It's about a wounded veteran, Tomas Young, who was shot just below the collar bone on his 5th day in Iraq - paralyzed from the chest down. It's a good illustration of the full consequences to Bush's venture in the Middle East - and all the lives he's ruining in the process.

Tonight's screening was technically an advance showing; it doesn't open until April 11th. However, the film's producer and news/talk personality, Phil Donoghue, will be at the film's local premiere in the Cambridge Kendall Square Cinema. I hope some readers will attend. It's important that we, as a people, take a step back and really think about the consequences of this war. It certainly adds perspective, and more importantly gives us the much-needed kick in the butt to do something about it. For example, it's well past time for the Democrats in the Senate to filibuster any war funding in Iraq - something that may very well come up this April. I'll certainly be calling Kerry's office to make sure he'll do the right thing as his term is about to expire and he's seeking reelection.

1 comment:

Tom said...

see video: See Body of War, Hear Body of War
Help Phil Donahue promote this important movie, directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, send this video link to others to make people aware of Tomas Young's story.
http://representativepress.googlepages.com/bodyofwar

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