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A riveting Academy Award winning documentary, this special extended version is made all the more timely by recent U.S. invasions and the current "war on terror".
THE PANAMA DECEPTION documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, the events which led to it, the excessive force used, the enormity of the death and destruction and the devastating aftermath.
Acclaimed filmmakers Barbara Trent and David Kasper uncover the real reasons for this internationally condemned attack, and reveal General Manuel Noriega's longstanding relationship with the C.I.A., theD.E.A, and George Bush, Sr. Utilizing devastating footage, expert commentary and eyewitness testimony, the film shines a spotlight on this pivotal moment in U.S. history. Network news clips and media critics contribute to a staggering analysis of media control and self-censorship used to deceive the American public--a film hauntingly relevant today.
An example of documentary journalism at it's best, THE PANAMA DECEPTION is "...tough, provocative, highly opinionated...an answer to the official United States Government line about the 1989 invasion of Panama." (The New York Times)
New DVD Features: Follow-up Interviews with filmmakers Barbara Trent and David Kasper. The Politics of Demonization and Fear; The Future of Panama and Latin America ; Panama to Iraq; The Trajectory of U.S. Militarism; Panama after the Invasion, with former Panamanian Diplomat Humberto Brown, Phyllis Bennis (Institute for Policy Studies), and former CIA analyst David MacMichael; Trailers from GoodFilms.org; A Resource Guide with live web links; Filmmakers Biographies.
more, Watch the trailer
Running Time: 91 min
SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT
Soldiers Speak Out is a powerful, first-hand testament to
the reality of the military experience, told entirely in the words
of American veterans who have been to war and are now opposing it.
We hear how they came to join the military, about their experiences
in training and in war, and what led to the turning point when they
decided they could no longer, in good conscience, participate in
the war, or keep silent.
Soldiers Speak Out sheds light on the growing and courageous
anti-war and anti-occupation movement within the military and their
families. This half-hour documentary serves as a counter-recruitment
and organizing tool for activists, schools, and organizations. It
provides a sober view of the war in Iraq and an important counterpoint
to the "stay-the-course" rhetoric of the Bush administration.
DVD is packed with loads of bonus features, in addition to the documentary:
92 minutes of extended interviews with the veterans, 31 minutes
of award-winning shorts: Beyond Babylon, 7 min, Camp Casey, 7 min,
CAMS Promo, 2 min, Leave My Child Alone, 11 min, Looking Down, 4
min, 27 minutes of trailers from goodfilms.org
Music selection and resources with weblinks to important groups
and watch the trailer.
Format: 1 DVD,
Running Time: 28 min. plus 2.5 hours of bonus material.
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(DVD Version Available with 90min of bonus footage)
Peace focuses on how we can maintain and utilize the energy of the
peace movement through very difficult times. A diverse range of organizers
speak out on the impact of our efforts. This dialogue is situated
within the historical context of protest and also emphasizes the importance
of new tools at our command. Waging Peace will serve as a mobilizing
inspiration for all those who continue to push past corporate and
government power and insist the voice of the people be heard.
Screening with Home of the Brave at the Santa
Barbara Film Festival.
additional Interviews from our
DVD with Phyliss
Cagan and Jamie
Vasquez on the archive.org website.
Running Time: 30 min.,
with 90 min. of extra features
Behind the Iran Contra Affair
shadow government of assassins, arms dealers, drug smugglers, former
CIA operatives and top US military personnel who were running foreign
policy unaccountable to the public, revealing the Reagan/Bush administration's
plan to use FEMA to institute martial law and ultimately suspend
the Constitution. Strikingly relevant to current events.
Watch the trailer
Running Time: 72 min
the adventures of US citizens as they embark on an extraordinary
journey to this hotbed of Central America. Travel with them as they
discover for themselves the people, the issues and war zones. Visit
the mothers of the martyrs, watch the contras as they embark on
their covert missions and join thousands as they take this issue
back to the streets of America. Read
Running Time: 60 min
Up Rise Up: February 15th, 2003 NYC United For Peace and Justice Rally
February 15th over 500,000 people attended a rally in New York City
against the Bush Administration's drive toward war against Iraq. Organized
by United For Peace and Justice this event was part of a worldwide
effort, as tens of millions of people on every continent stood together
to say no to war. Read more.
For a complete list
of speakers featured in the video: click
Running Time: 4 hours
produced and directed by Barbara Trent, contains 2 distinct 1/2 hour programs, "Pledge of Resistance"
and "No attack on Iraq", as well as a 5 minute trailer.
The video is a moving documentation of the growing resistance movement
in the US and includes stage appearances and interviews with Jesse
Jackson, Patti Smith, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Tim Robbins, Gabriel
Byrne, Al Sharpton, Ramsey Clark, and leaders of a myriad of peace
Running Time: 61 min
The Answer: New
Yorkers Respond to 9/11
A moving look at the response of New Yorkers most deeply affected
by the attack of 9/11, juxtaposed with Bush's war message to NYC
while mourners were still calling for peace. An enlightening look
at an historic record that the networks never showed.
Running Time: 41 min
Empowerment Project's printed guide to theatrical and video self-distribution
of issue-oriented films and videos.
Gatewood: Facing the White Canvas
A documentary about the life and work of artist Maud Gatewood. A collaboration between Oscar-winning filmmaker David Kasper and artist Carlyle Poteat.
The DVD contains:
•The full one-hour documentary.
•Index with full views of 248 Gatewood paintings.
•Chronological 51-year slideshow of paintings.
•Sketches & Photos.
•Slideshow tour of Gatewood's house.
•Extra video segments.
Running Time: 58 minutes
It To The Theaters:
Addicted to War: Why the U.S Can't Kick Militarism
Illustrated expose' by Joel Andreas. This book takes on the most active,
powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully
documented with 145 reference notes, and heavily illustrated, ADDICTED
TO WAR reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent
years than any other country.
Is The Just Cause
the silence: Testimony of the Panamanian people, resulting from the
U.S.A. invasion. A very different picture of what really happened
when the Bush Administration invaded Panama, this book contains the
personal stories and photographs of the Panamanian people and the
shocking human toll.
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