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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Kissinger Film at ByTowne Cinema - Sept 25 at 7 p.m.

A Benefit Screening for WIAM (World Inter-Action
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003
-7:00 PM-
  Bytowne Cinema
325 Rideau Street

In support of the 14th annual
 One World Film Festival

(Oct. 27, 31, Nov. 4, 5 at the Canadian Museum of
Directed by Alex Gibney and Eugene Jarecki, 2002,
US/UK, 80mins., Documentary.

Throughout his time in power, former US Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger displayed shrewdness, brilliance
and ruthless ambition. But is this Nobel Prize winner
also an untried war criminal, responsible for the
deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians?

By pitting the views of ardent Kissinger supporters
with those of his detractors  including  writers Noam
Chomsky and Seymour Hersh  The Trials of Henry
Kissinger reviews evidence that Kissinger sabotaged
the Vietnam War peace process, directed a secret
bombing campaign on Cambodia, bears responsibility for
the assassination of Chilean president Allende, and
provided the weapons used by Indonesian dictator
Suharto to massacre 100,000 East Timorese in 1975.

Based on a book by British journalist Christopher
Hitchens, this thought-provoking documentary questions
tenets of international law by asking whether war
criminals reside only in nations whose governments and
geopolitical leanings are inimical to Western
interests. It is left to the viewer to decide: is
Kissinger a mass murderer or merely a ruthless
practitioner of realpolitik? 



WIAM's annual One World Film Festival promotes global
issues through powerful documentary films. The
festival is a place for people to learn and exchange
ideas on global issues with independent Canadian
filmmakers and locally based groups working for social
justice and international development.


To learn more about WIAM, the festival or the Benefit
screening, contact: wia@web.net, visit
www.web.net/~wia or call 238-4659.  


World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM) is an Ottawa based
global education organization.  

323 Chapel St. 3rd floor, Ottawa, K1N 7Z2


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