Phil Donahue's Movie "Body of War" Premieres in SF on 4/15/08

Today there was plenty of activism in the streets of San Francisco, as the Olympic torch made its way down a different route from what was publicly announced. Crafty!

Now for a different item about local activism: Two weeks ago I heard Phil Donahue interviewed on KPFA/Pacifica radio about his new move, "Body of War." He was so good. So well spoken. And so highly critical of the war machine as well as the media machine that is not truly questioning the debacle.

So I thought I'd publicize the premiere of the movie in town next week:

Join Phil Donahue for a
Special Premiere Screening of

Tues, April 15, 7:00 PM
Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, SF ( map )

+ Q&A with Phil Donahue after the screening +

RSVP: Jen Angel -- jen [at] aidandabet.org, (510) 910-5627

Tomas Young, a 26-year-old veteran, was shot and paralyzed after serving 5 days in Iraq. His story is told in the critically acclaimed antiwar feature documentary Body of War, produced and directed by legendary talk show host Phil Donahue and award-winning filmmaker Ellen Spiro.

Body of War is an intimate human drama wrapped in a political documentary -- full of angst and humor and hope. As the paralyzed veteran Tomas deals with his disability, he evolves into a new person, finding his own passionate voice against the war. Body of War also captures the historic debate in the Congress in the fall of 2002 authorizing the war and celebrates those that stood up against the rush to invade.

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