PROGRESSIVE FILM SERIES: May 14, 2009
Title: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT.
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009.
Time: Pizza/veggie buffet and announcements 6p.m, film and discussion
Venue: Poppa Rollo's Pizza meeting room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive. enter
from outside door to right, or from inside the restaurant.
Run time: 71 minutes.
Rating: unrated. a few scenes of dead persons in South America you might
find objectionable for young children.
Audience: All welcome.
Price: All free.
Every November, thousands of people from across North America gather outside Fort Benning, Georgia to form one of the largest anti-war demonstrations in the U.S. since the
Vietnam war. The issue is the controversial U.S. Army School of the Americas, where over
60,000 Latin soldiers have been trained, among them dictators like Manuel Noriega of Panama and death squad leaders like Roberto D'Aubuisson of El Salvador. Demonstrators
denounce the SOA as a "School of Assassins," but Army officials argue that the school has
played a crucial role in bringing democracy and stability to Latin America. Interviews include Father Roy Bourgeois, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Michael
Parenti. A bold, unflinching look at the nature and consequences of U.S. policy in Latin America.
"Incredible documentary...required viewing."---Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
"....the School of the Americas reminds people..that Americans too can be
collectively responsible for torture, for murder, for dictatorship.."--Christopher