BRATTLEBORO -- The award-winning film "Body of War," coproduced by Phil Donahue, will be presented at World Learning/ SIT on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
A testament to the power of parallel images, the film adeptly juxtaposes the sanitized vantage point of Washington with the raw personal experience of 25-year-old Tomas Young, paralyzed after one week in Iraq. In the end, this contrast forces viewers to contemplate some powerful questions for our time, as relevant now in these current compelling times, (Syria/Iran) as it was for the invasion of Iraq or any other conflict.
There will be a chance after the screening to ponder some powerful questions, including:
How do we stop a population from being manipulated by fear, and say no to fear-based governance?
If "the common people don't want war" how can this become a powerful force to prevent this worst of human atrocities?
The event is sponsored by the Peace Alliance, nationwide, empowering civic engagement toward a culture of peace - and building alternatives to war through advocacy and education. Wendy Webber is the local organizer for this acclaimed documentary. Contact her to attend at 802-257-5833 or email@example.com.