Sunday, November 12, 2006
NOVEMBER FILM: THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2006
FOOD SERVICE 6P.M., FILM AND DISCUSSION 6:30
POPPA ROLLO'S MTG. ROOM (ENTER FROM INSIDE OR OUTSIDE)
703 N. VALLEY MILLS DRIVE, WACO
EVERYONE WELCOME, FILM FREE.
The true story of the Tipton Three, a trio of British citizens (Muslim) who were held in Guantanamo Bay for 2 year until they were released without charge. The film weaves interviews with the actual Tipton Three with dramatization of their environment, interrogation and torture. The torture which the US has committed has been well documented. But this film now brings to life the human reality.
Director: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
Release Date: October 24, 2006
Run Time: 95 minutes
Rating: R for language and violence.
Filming Locations: Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
"Amazing. A film of staggering force."-The New York Times.
"Brilliant Filmmaking."-David Edelstein, New York Magazine.
"A film every American voter should see."-Michael Moore.
"Treatment is proper...it is humane and appropriate and consistent with the Geneva
Conventions for the most part (emphasis added)"-Donald Rumsfeld.
"Best Director"-Berlin Film Festival 2006.
The film is even more timely now that Bush succeeded in ramming through Congress his Military Commissions Act, in an attempt to legalize his illegal actions, and protect himself and others from prosecution. With the new Democrat controlled Congress, will there be an attempt to turn back this law and/or close Guantanamo? Come see the film and join the discussion.
For information on action you can take: www.witnesstorture.org , www.actagainsttorture.org
The UN Commission on Human Rights, in a report of Feb. 2006, stated that "the legal regime applied to these detainees seriously undermines the rule of law and a number of fundamental universally recognized human rights, which are the essence of democratic societies," and concludes that "The US Government should close the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities without further delay."