Why We Fight: free film screening
Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm
44 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Eugene Jarecki's documentary "Why We Fight" takes its name from a series of propaganda films made by Frank Capra during World War II. It begins with a conservative president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, warning the nation about "the military-industrial complex," a self-perpetuating war machine that burrows into the capitalist fabric of the country, independent of political parties and unaccountable at the polls. Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. (98 minutes)
The screening will be followed by an audience discussion. This is part of the "Give Peace a Film" series and there is no admission charge, although a collection will be taken for Occupy Poughkeepsie.
Sponsored by: Dutchess Peace Coalition <www.dutchesspeace.org>
Contact: 845 452-4013
We had about 30 people for this eye-opening film about America's empire. Every high school student in the country should watch this documentary. It explains how militarism and unrestrained capitalism combines to produce endless wars abroad and corporate tyranny at home. One of the best films we have shown this spring for Occupy Poughkeepsie.