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12/10: "Battleground" Screenings plus new radical short films

On December 10, join Chicago Indymedia for screenings of "BATTLEGROUND: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge" plus dozens of new radical short docs and films from projects that include the Guerilla News Network, submedia tv and Chicago Indymedia.
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On December 10, join Chicago Indymedia for

BATTLEGROUND: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge...

Two showings of the Silver Hugo Award-winning film by Guerilla News Network filmmakers Stephen Marshall, Anthony Lappé and Lisa Kawamoto Hsu – plus incendiary new short films and documentaries from submedia tv, GNN and Chicago Independent TV.

When:Saturday | December 10
Where: Acme Artworks | 1741 N. Western Ave. | Chicago
(A quarter mile south of the Western Ave. Blue Line stop)

Doors open at 6:00 PM
7:00 PM: "Battleground"
8:00 PM: Radical Short Films
9:00 PM: "Battleground"
10:00-midnight: More Rad Shorts

Suggested Donation: ten bucks (hey, it’s a benefit).
Free to the unemployed. No-one will be turned away. Wheelchair accessible.

  • Download the PDF Flyer

    This Chicago Indymedia benefit includes food and beverages, tabling by some of your favorite local radical projects, cafe breakout space and plenty of filmic grist for the mill.

  • To find out how your group can table at this event or for more info, email or call 312-446-4939.

    Sponsored by the Chicago Independent Media Center. Labor donated.

    About "Battleground": In late 2003, two filmmakers from the Sundance award-winning Guerrilla News Network spent three weeks on the frontlines of the simmering guerrilla war in Iraq, gathering intelligence, dodging bullets, and capturing the untold stories of what has become the world’s most covered, and misunderstood, conflict.

    "BattleGround" is an intensely emotional journey that challenges the orthodoxies of Left and Right, capturing the humanity that exists behind the headline-grabbing images of carnage and sectarian strife. Calling it a “movingly human and many-sided portrait of the war,” the New York Times Magazine singled out "BattleGround" from other Iraq war documentaries as “more the exception than the rule.” It a critical film for anyone who wants to understand the powerful forces that are sucking America deeper and deeper into a Middle Eastern quagmire.

    "BattleGround" won the Silver Hugo Award for documentaries at the 2004 Chicago International Film Festival. Read More



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