[Sfbay-announce] "The Real Face of the US Occupation": March 30th
SF / April 1st Oakland
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Deep Dish TV presents:
THE REAL FACE OF THE US OCCUPATION: FILMS AGAINST THE WAR
a benefit for the SF Bay Area Independent Media Center
(www.indybay.org) $5 suggested donation
Wednesday, March 30th at 8pm
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Friday, April 1st at 8pm
AK Press Warehouse
674 23rd st., Oakland
Deep Dish Television announces special Bay Area screenings of an
installment of their recently completed series Shocking and
Awful: A Grassroots Response to War. The Real Face of
Occupation, which includes rarely seen footage of the war in
Iraq shot by videographers David Martinez and Urban Hamid.
Their work can also be seen in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.
Martinez's footage from Fallujah is being used to as key
testimony in the World Tribunal on War Crimes in Iraq which will
take place in Istanbul this coming June. The Real Face of
Occupation was co-coordinated by producers Jacquie Soohen and
Brandon Jourdan for Deep Dish TV.
The Real Face of Occupation shows footage from March 2003 to
April 2004. From civilian testimony of a US military attack on
a clearly marked ambulance to the destruction of sewage systems,
the daily struggle of Iraqis to meet their basic human needs is
the focus of this installment of the series. It is one of
thirteen programs in the Shocking and Awful series that
comprises the work of over 100 independent video activists from
around the world. Several hundred-community cable channels
around the United States have carried the shows, as well as Free
Speech TV on the Dish Network.
The first national satellite network to reach access channels,
Deep Dish TV was founded in 1986. It aims to produce
thought-provoking programming that educates viewers by showing
them a perspective rarely seen on mainstream news.
'Mandate?', a half-hour documentary by Indymedia Video and the
Glass Bead Collective, shows resistance at the January 20th
inauguration of George W. Bush. The film shows the issues
behind the re-election of Bush and the reaction from protestors
to the most expensive inauguration in US history.
After the screening, there will be a screening of footage from
Fallujah, a new film from Deep Dish producers Brandon Jourdan
and Brian Drolet. The footage includes rare, never-before seen
footage from the US military offensive in November and December
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Deep Dish
producer and filmmaker Brandon Jourdan.
About Brandon Jourdan: Brandon is an independent filmmaker,
journalist, and writer. He was a coordinating producer and
editor on Deep Dish's award-winning Shocking and Awful series,
which has played at the Museum of Modern Art in January of 2005.
He is a founder of the North Carolina Independent Media Center
and has worked over the last year with the NYC Indymedia Video
Team on a half-hour weekly television show entitled Blacked-Out
Media. He has contributed to Democracy Now!, Now with Bill
Moyers, Free Speech Television, the INN World Report, and to
Amnesty International video projects. He was a media
coordinator with the International Solidarity Movement in
Palestine during June and July of 2002. While in North
Carolina, he worked with Academy-Award winning director Barbara
Trent on two Empowerment Project documentaries. He has spoken
at various universities about the role of independent media and
has been a guest on NPR Talk of the Nation.
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