Why We Fight.
"Why We Fight" film at Cedar Lee through Thurs., April 6th,
WHY WE FIGHT by Eugene Jarecki
"Jarecki's nimble and brilliant docu-dissection of the
military-industrial complex, unearths the deepest roots of
our scariest political realities. I defy anyone not to be
staggered by it." - Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"A stunning film that lines up the evidence to explain not
only how we got into Iraq, but how corporate forces have
propelled us into wars for the last 50 years."
-Sean P. Means, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
"An even-handed interrogation of war's financial
-Chris Vognar, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
If you haven't seen WHY WE FIGHT yet, there's still time...
This may be the film that convinces those who have not yet
been convinced and make the turning of the tide complete...
WHY WE FIGHT is showing through this Thursday, April 6,
2006, at the Cedar Lee Theater, 2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland
Heights; showings each day: 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm
WHY WE FIGHT, the new film by Eugene Jarecki which won the
Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, is an
unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine,
weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a
"who's who" of military and beltway insiders. Featuring
John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal,
Richard Perle and others, WHY WE FIGHT launches a bipartisan
inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex
and the rise of the American Empire.
Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower's legendary farewell speech
(in which he coined the phrase "military industrial
complex"), filmmaker Jarecki (THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER)
surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century's military
adventures, asking how - and telling why -=EC a nation of, by,
and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a
system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.
The film moves beyond the headlines of various American
military operations to the deeper questions of why - why
does America fight? What are the forces - political,
economic, ideological - that drive us to fight against an
"Frank Capra made a series of films during World War II
called WHY WE FIGHT that explored America=92=C4=F4s reasons for
entering the war," Jarecki notes. "Today, with our troops
engaged in Iraq and elsewhere for reasons far less clear, I
think it's crucial to ask the questions: "Why are we doing
what we are doing? What is it doing to others? And what is
it doing to us?"
Visit www.whywefight.com for more details on the film,
trialers, video clips, etc.
This film should be mandatory viewing for everyone.
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