[OPE-L:8633] "Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq"

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Tue Mar 18 2003 - 21:13:01 EST

I strongly recommend that you see the movie:

"Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq"

Written and presented by John Pilger (74 minutes, 2000).     


I saw this movie tonight as part of a series of
events at "ABC No Rio" on recent Tuesday nights.
Listmembers might recall that the George Caffentzis
talk "Not Just  Blood for Oil" was presented in 
the same series 4 weeks ago and was published on 
OPE-L as [8486].    This movie is basically a hard-hitting
documentary report on the amount of deaths (especially of
children -- one estimate claimed a half million children
killed)  and human suffering caused by the economic
sanctions against Iraq.   It is also a blistering expose on 
the US and UK fostering of, and refusal to consider lifting,
sanctions.  This is, though, a seriously depressing film
(one can't help but think of all of the people in the film who
have already died  and the amount of people who _will_ 
suffer and die in Iraq in a few days).

If you want to take someone you care about to a recent film 
to make them want to rage against the system,  this is the
film.  If there is one film that you have an opportunity
to show  soon to friends, family, students,  and neighbors
-- this is it!     If you can get a copy, see this film.

This is most positive recommendation that I have ever given 
on the Internet for a film.



On a more hopeful note, several thousand of my
neighbors near Union Square (the site of the First Mayday,
btw) assembled at a "candlelight vigil"  there the other day.

In solidarity, Jerry

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