– 2005-04-13 07:59:42
Important Radio Broadcast on Depleted Uranium
Depleted Uranium Weapons Expose:with panelists
• Major Doug Rokke, Ph.D. Ret;
• Leuren Moret;
• Dennis Kyne;
• Susan Riordan;
• Russell Hoffman;
• Bob Nichols.
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 12th & 13th, 1900-2200 US Mountain Daylight Time (4/13 & 4/14 at 0100-0400 GMT),
These experts will expose the truth about Uranium Weapons during live interviews with Alex Merklinger. Merklinger called the information imparted during the first three hour segment Al the most important “in more than 100 years.”
Both shows will be available in the Archives.
Voices in Wartime
A fresh perspective about war…through poetry
Official film site: http://www.voicesinwartime.org
Director Rick King’s documentary explores the emotional experience of war through images and interviews with poets, soldiers, refugees, peace activists, family members and friends — exposing the fact that no one escapes unchanged by the effects of war. It steps away to look at all wars — not just conflicts currently in the news.
Participants range from the Superintendent of West Point to long-time peace advocate Jonathan Schell; from an American lieutenant dedicated to protecting his troops in a hostile country to an angry Iraqi poet furious at the American invasion; from a Vietnam veteran to Chris Hedges, a long-time war correspondent for The New York Times; and well-known poets of the past and present.
• “Filled with some of the most powerful poetry and shattering images ever to come out of warfare.” – Ken Fox, TV Guide
• “A history of verse is laid alongside that of warfare, and the ways in which they are braided together proves fascinating.” – Robert Koehler, Variety Magazine
• “Fascinating and extremely literate documentary” – Jonathan Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
Turtles Can Fly
Bahman Ghobadi’s acclaimed film of Kurdish children
Official film site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/turtles
The third feature from internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi (A Time for Drunken Horses), TURTLES CAN FLY is set in Ghobadi’s native Kurdistan on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq.
Thirteen-year-old Soran (Soran Ebrahim) is known as “Satellite,” for his installation of dishes and antennae for local villages looking for news of Saddam. He is the dynamic leader of the children, organizing the dangerous but necessary sweeping and clearing of the minefields. He then arranges trade-ins for the unexploded mines.
The industrious Satellite falls for an unlikely orphan (Avaz Latif), a sad-faced girl traveling with her brother Henkov (Hirsh Feyssal), who appears to have the gift of clairvoyance. The siblings are care-taking a three-year-old, whose connection to the pair is discovered as harsh truths are unveiled.
The devastation to this land and its inhabitants is revealed in the matter-of-fact perspective of the children and is equally displayed with every poignant detail of its unbearable nature. The exquisitely haunting mountains play backdrop to violence and tragedy, but at the same time the heart and humor of the children is an undeniable force.
Winner of the Golden Shell at San Sebastian Film Festival, the Silver Bear at Chicago Film Festival and is the Iranian entry to the Academy for 2004 Foreign Film consideration.
In Kurdish, fully subtitled in English.
• “Bahman Ghobadi confirms his place as the poet laureate of Kurdish cinema. Engrossing, nuanced. Displays a complete command of his art as he shifts between — and even blends — wrenching tragedy and amusing comedy.” – Robert Koehler, Variety
• “The children so familiar to Iranian film have never been quite as animated, engaging, and endangered as they are in this incredible, magic realist war story.” – Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian
• “Powerful and hearttugging…belongs on movie lovers must-see list.” – V.A. Musetto, New York Post