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Dear colleagues, Returning to the current situation in Iraq on a happy news report. " City fights back to become model of order and justice The battle for peace is still not won, but there is more hope than violence here.Rory McCarthy in Hilla,Saturday November 15, 2003" "Without the coalition forces, Saddam would never have been finished. These forces will build a community of freedom and democracy." "People wanted revenge from the Ba'athists, but we felt you need to follow the law." "We put up signs in the street that said 'the law is the law'," the governor said. "If you respect the law, you will succeed; if you don't, you will fail." "I am more American than the Americans," said Syed Farquar Quizwini, a cleric at the religious university in Hilla who has met a string of senior American officials in Iraq and claims to have a significant following in Hilla. "The Americans can stay as long as they like - five years, 10 years or 20." These are words few Shia clerics are willing to utter. Rafid al-Husseiny is one of the doctors who led the work of clearing the mass grave. "Iraqi citizens must look with both eyes," he said. "One looking to the future and one looking towards the past." http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1085549,00.html Yours truly, Muhamad -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Gareth Evans Sent: 20 November 2003 10:14 To: CASI discussion list Subject: [casi] major film - The Journey a Film for Peace this weekend in London slightly off centre but i hope accepted as relevant all best gareth Peter Watkins' Masterpiece, 'The Journey: A Film for Peace' (1983-6). UK Premiere Public Screening of the complete 14 hour documentary: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2003, The Curtain Theatre, Toynbee Studios, London E1; On a par, in its ambition, achievement and importance, with 'Shoah', 'The Battle of Chile' and 'Hour of the Furnaces', 'The Journey: A Film for Peace' is the greatest documentary of one of Britain's most committed and powerful directors, the legendary Peter Watkins ('The War Game', 'Edvard Munch', 'The Commune'). The importance of 'The Journey' to our times cannot be overstated. In the twenty years since its making, the range and depth of its analysis has, sadly, become ever more urgent and necessary. This weekend screening provides a unique opportunity to experience a definitive work, both of world cinema and cultural resistance. 'The Journey' remains a pioneering, unsurpassed attempt to craft a genuinely engaged international cinema. Working collaboratively with numerous groups around the world, Watkins raised funds and assembled casts/crews in the U.S., Canada, Norway, Scotland, France, West Germany, Mozambique, Japan, Australia, Tahiti, and Mexico. The result is a truly innovative documentary that challenges simplistic media representations of conflict in its search for a universally relevant and global perspective on the way that militarisation affects lives and communities. The film includes Watkins' candid discussions with 'ordinary people' from many countries about their fears concerning the arms race and the nuclear threat, gripping personal recollections from survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Hamburg during World War II, popular dramatizations and art works. It analyses the politics of mainstream media practices and education while communicating a wealth of vital information about still pressing and fundamental contemporary issues, from the world arms trade and military expenditures to world hunger, the environment, and gender politics. Structured intricately into 19 separate chapters, 'The Journey' threads carefully composed visual and sonic motifs into a powerful whole that offers an unparalleled viewing experience and a road map towards a more democratic and just world order. Read a new essay on The Journey by US critic Scott MacDonald at http://www.lux.org.uk/journey.html Peter Watkins' The Journey: A Film for Peace - Showing in two parts over two days. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2003 (approximately 7 hours each day plus intervals) from 1pm each day. Multilingual with English subtitles. Presented by LUX; thanks to: Peter Watkins, Patrick Murphy, Artsadmin & Gareth Evans. Author Patrick Murphy will introduce the film and lead a discussion at the end. At The Curtain Theatre, (behind the Arts Café) Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6AB (nearest tube: Aldgate East). Admission: £15 for the weekend (£10 unwaged/students); day ticket £10/£8 concessions). Tickets available on the day or in advance from LUX. Send cheque payable to 'LUX' with s.a.e. to The Journey, LUX, 3rd Floor, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ. BOX OFFICE OPEN FROM 12 NOON -- Gareth Evans _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. 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