The Public Square at the IHC presents the Chicago premiere of the acclaimed documentary at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, followed by a panel discussion.
CHICAGO – The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council presents the Chicago premiere of the acclaimed documentary NO END IN SIGHT on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St., Chicago). The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind the disintegration of Iraq following the 2003 U.S. invasion, NO END IN SIGHT is a jaw-dropping, insider’s tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness, and venality. After the screening, Juan Torres of Gold Star Families for Peace and Jeff Leys of Voices for Creative Nonviolence will discuss the film’s themes.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made online, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 312.422.5580. Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, Gold Star Families for Peace, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence are the co-sponsors of this special screening.
MORE ABOUT NO END IN SIGHT
Based on over 200 hours of footage, NO END IN SIGHT provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003. It includes interviews with former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the spring of 2003), Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003) as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers, and prominent analysts. The film dissects the people, issues, and facts behind the Bush Administration’s decisions and their consequences on the ground to provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a war.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Juan Torres is an active member of Gold Star Families for Peace and has traveled the country speaking out against the Iraq War. His son, Army Specialist Juan Torres, Jr., was killed in action on July 12, 2004 in Afghanistan.
Jeff Leys is Co-Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. He traveled to Iraq to nonviolently oppose the impending U.S. invasion in February 2003 with the Iraq Peace Team project of Voices in the Wilderness. He returned to Iraq in November 2003 to see the impact of the U.S. invasion upon Iraqi citizens.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE AT THE IHC
The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations.
This program is part of The Public Square’s "Civic Cinema" project. An exhilarating series of films, forums, and conversations, "Civic Cinema"uses the most exceptionally creative and engaging documentary films of our times to help communities talk about most pressing social issues. More information about The Public Square at the IHC is available at www.thepublicsquare.org.
The Illinois Humanities Council is an educational organization dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Through its programs and grants, the IHC promotes greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. Organized as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1973, the IHC is now a private nonprofit (501 [c] 3) organization that is funded by contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations; by the Illinois General Assembly; and by the NEH.
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