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Uncovered: the War on Iraq (Australian Premiere!)
Robert Greenwald, 83 mins, USA, 2004
This is Robert Greenwald's (Outfoxed) second film in a quartet of documentaries intent on dismantling the machinations and motivations driving the political tenor of the times in the United States. (Unconstitutional and Unprecedented, released as a double bill in the USA in October, complete the quartet.)
Greenwald assembles an impressive roster of interviewees (inspections expert, David Kay among them) with years of experience in the military, intelligence agencies, the diplomatic corps, the United Nations and the Department of Defence who each, in turn, offer insights that debunk the rhetoric proffered by the US Administration to justify the March 2003 incursion into Iraq.
'Michael Moore without the jokes' Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Courtesy: Cinema Libre
On Thursday 27 January ONLY screens with:
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Soldiers Pay (Australian Premiere!)
David O. Russell, Tricia Regan & Juan Carlos Zaldivar, 35 mins, USA, 2004
Originally produced as an extra for a planned special release DVD of David O Russell's 1999 feature, Three Kings, Warner Bros demurred in the lead up to the November presidential election and handed the film back to the filmmakers to distribute themselves.
Russell, Regan and Zaldivar interviewed dozens of people over a six week period, assembling a range of voices and viewpoints which included veterans of 'Iraqi Freedom', Iraqi citizens who rose up against Saddam after the first Gulf War and were able to escape to the U.S., journalists, politicians, psychologists and even a two-star general who led the Marines to victory in the Gulf War. The film also tracks down Iraqi brothers, Jabir and Ghanem Al Garawi, and Al No'mani, who appeared in Three Kings.
Courtesy: the filmmakers