Wed, November 12, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
From Jeremy Scahill, Directed by Richard Rowley
USA, 2013, 86 mins
(English/Arabic with subtitles)
DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE
Dirty Wars is a 2013 American documentary film, which accompanies the book "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield" by Jeremy Scahill. In this Academy Award nominated film, investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill chases down the hidden truth behind America's covert wars.
Dirty Wars traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” even if the person is a U.S. citizen.
Suggested Contribution: General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5
Doors open at 6:30pm
RICHARD ROWLEY (director, cinematographer, editor, born in 1975). Over the course of fifteen years, Richard Rowley, co-founder of Big Noise Films, has made multiple award-winning documentary features including "Fourth World War" and "This Is What Democracy Looks Like". His shorts and news reports are also regularly featured on and commissioned by leading outlets including Al Jazeera, BBC, CBC, CNN International, Democracy Now!, and PBS. Rowley is a co-founder of the Independent Media Center. Rowley has been a Pulitzer Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow, a Jerome Foundation Fellow, and a Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow.
JEREMY SCAHILL (producer, writer, born in 1974) is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Scahill has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill is a frequent guest on a wide array of programs, appearing regularly on The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Democracy Now! He has also appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, BBC, al Jazeera, CNN, The NewsHour, and Bill Moyers Journal. He has been twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book "Blackwater".
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3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.
3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor
Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
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