Hamilton Peace Film Festival, March 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAMILTON

 

 

 

PEACE

 

 

 

 

FILM

 

 

FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

 


SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008

 

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

 

 

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

 

DOORS OPEN 10:30 AM

 

 

 

1ST SCREENING

 

 

“The Panama Deception” 11:00 AM

Investigates the 1989 US invasion of Panama which killed 3 to 4 thousand people and how both government and the mainstream media hid the truth about the reasons for the attack and the atrocities committed.

 

 

“If You Love This Planet” 11:45 AM

Dr. Helen Caldicott’s plea for nuclear disarmament is

accompanied by archival film footage of the bombing of Hiroshima and images of its survivors.

 

 

“The WTO and the Global War System” plus

“Water for People and Nature” 12:30 PM

Four speakers examine the links between economic globalization and militarism. Also, activists oppose the commodification and privatization of the earth’s water.

 

 

 

 

===== LUNCH BREAK =====

 

2nd SCREENING

 

 

 

“Land and Life: Indigenous Peoples at Risk in Colombia” 2:00 PM

 

The Sinu people of Colombia provide testimony about the damming of a river central to their lives and culture.

 

 

“Let Them Stay: Voices of US War Resisters in Canada” 2:30 PM

 

Interviews with US war resisters in Canada, documenting their life-changing experiences in Iraq and the hidden realities of US military recruitment and warfare.

 

 

“Occupation 101” 3:00 PM

A comprehensive analysis of the Israeli occupation of

Palestine: roots of the conflict, conditions of life under military rule, and prospects for the future.

 

 

“Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure” 5:00 PM

Is the so-called “War On Drugs” in the Andes a smokescreen to steal resources?

 

 

 

 

To mark International Women’s Day, discussions after the films will focus on how women are disproportionately affected by war, and at the forefront of global movements for peace.

 

 

ADMISSION: FREE

 

$5 DONATION SUGGESTED

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

LIGHT LUNCH FOR SALE

 

 

 

 

Solidarity House

 

 

779 Barton Street East, Hamilton

(one block North of Ivor Wynne Stadium)

Tel:(905) 529-1461, Email: solidarityhouse@cogeco.ca

 

Solidarity House appreciates the support of the Halton Peace Network in making this film festival possible.

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