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Announcement :: Media
Free Movie night- "The War Photographer"and "Testimonies from Falluja" w/Dahr Jamail Wednesday June 8th
06 Jun 2005
At the Lucy Parsons Center, 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End neighborhood of Boston Indymedia is presenting two films. "Testimonies from Falluja" with narrative by Dahr Jamail and "War Photographer" a documentary about the incredible James Nachtwey. Descriptions of the fims are below. Show time is 7pm! Free! Free! Free!

Directions


By train/public transportation: Take the Orange Line to the Mass Ave. stop, or the Green "E" line to the Symphony stop. Walk south on Mass Ave for a minute or two. Go left onto Columbus Avenue for 1-1/2 blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on the left.


By bus: Take the #1 Dudley/Mass Ave bus to the corner of Columbus Avenue and Mass Ave. Walk east on Columbus Avenue 1-1/2 blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on the left.


By car, from Storrow Drive: Exit at Copley. Go left at the light, onto Arlington Street. Continue approximatley five blocks until Columbus Avenue. Go right onto Columbus Avenue for approximately eight blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on your right. If you reach Mass Ave, you've gone one block too far.


From I-93 N or S: Take the Storrow Drive exit. Continue 1-2 minutes on Storrow and exit at Copley. Go left at the light, onto Arlington Street. Continue approximatley five blocks until Columbus Avenue. Go right onto Columbus Avenue for approximately eight blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on your right. If you reach Mass Ave, you've gone one block too far.
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Free Movie night- "The War Photographer" and "Testimonies from Falluja" w/Dahr Jamail Wednesday June 8th
------"Testimonies from Falluja"
An Al Qitaf Artistic Production       

This video was created in Iraq by Hamodi Jasim and brought to the world by independent Journalist Dahr Jamail. Dahr does the English voice-over and is assisting with the video's dissemination in the US. "Testimonies From Falluja" contains photos and footage from the US assault on Falluja, as well as interviews with Iraqi survivors and refugees.

The US has obstructed - and continues to obstruct - journalists from documenting the horror that was and is Falluja. This video is unique in that it focuses on Falluja, that it was made by a team of independent Iraqi videographers, and that we are able to see it in the US.
33 minutes, 7 seconds.

--------"War Photographer"
Christian Frei

This 96-minute documentary directed by Christian Frei was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature of 2002. It provides an unforgettable portrait of James Nachtwey, an American who has been taking extraordinary pictures in war zones around the world. A contract photographer for Time magazine since 1984, he has worked in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Russia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Romania, Brazil, and the United States.


The great photojournalist Robert Capa once said, "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough." Nachtwey puts himself in constant danger to get close enough. And unlike some others in his profession, he demonstrates impeccable manners while photographing those in perilous or grieving situations. Nachwey believes there is an unspoken pact between himself and his subjects: he wants to show the rest of the world what is happening to them, and they allow him to make their voice heard above the din of entertainment and escapism in mass circulation newspapers and magazines.


CNN's Christiane Amanpour respects Nachwey's work and calls him "a mystery, a loner." Editor Hans-Hermann Klare of the German magazine Stern worries about the photographer's fearlessness, an attitude that certainly comes across in Ramallah, Palestine, where he is seen working in the midst of Israeli gunfire aimed at rock-hurling youth. In his "credo" about the motivations for his work, Nachtwey says: "In a way, if an individual assumes the risk of placing himself in the middle of a war in order to communicate to the rest of the world what is happening, he is trying to negotiate for peace."


In Kosovo, Nachtwey catches some moments of terrible grief as a mother mourns the death of her son. And in Rawanda, the war photographer captures the catastrophe of starvation following the civil war in which countless civilians lost their lives. "The strength of photography," he observes, "lies in its ability to evoke a sense of humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war and if it is used well it can be a powerful ingredient in the antidote to war."


Nachtwey states there is another war going on around the world that is not being covered or taken very seriously — the war against the poor. In Jakarta, he takes photographs of a father who lost his arm and leg living with his wife and four children on some gravel next to some train tracks. He also photographs workers at an Indonesian sulfur mine.


This powerful documentary makes a good case for the idealism that animates Nachtwey's single-minded dedication to his work. He is a compassionate person trying to tell the stories of those who have not been given a chance to be heard. This DVD includes interviews with the war photographer and the director Christian Frei.
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Free Movie night- "The War Photographer" and "Testimonies from Falluja" w/Dahr Jamail Wednesday June 8th
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Free Movie night- "The War Photographer" and "Testimonies from Falluja" w/Dahr Jamail Wednesday June 8th
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Free Movie night- "The War Photographer" and "Testimonies from Falluja" w/Dahr Jamail Wednesday June 8th
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Free Movie night- "The War Photographer" and "Testimonies from Falluja" w/Dahr Jamail Wednesday June 8th

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