Friday March 7th
Snack Pot Luck at 7:15, Movie 7:30.
“Fear Not the Path of Truth: A Veteran's Journey After Fallujah” follows Ross Caputi, veteran of the 2nd siege of Fallujah and Director of the Justice For Fallujah Project, as he investigates the atrocities and the legacy of US foreign policy in Fallujah.
Ross Caputi is a veteran turned filmmaker. He is part of a community dedicated to raising awareness about the suffering of the people of Fallujah, promoting solidarity with the victims of U.S. war crimes, and ultimately ending all U.S. wars and occupations.
The film shows that while the U.S. occupation had a horrible impact on the Iraqi population, the suffering in Fallujah has beFriday, March 7th, at the Topanga en exceptional. Some have said that Fallujah is to the occupation of Iraq, what My Lai was to the Vietnam War, and what Hiroshima and Nagasaki were to World War II. For instance, the birth defects in Fallujah are truly horrifying, and the rates of cancers and birth defects are higher in Fallujah than even Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Mr. Caputi created this film to remind us that Fallujah is an example of what we have done wrong in the past, and to make us think about what we need to do differently in the future. The film features original interviews with ten individuals who are intimately connected with Fallujah, including experts in sociology, public health, birth defects, and war crimes. There is also an original interview with Noam Chomsky: Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT, author, political analyst, and activist.
The Topanga Peace Alliance will screen “Fear Not the Path to Truth”, on Friday March 7th at the Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., 90290.
There will be a discussion about the film with Ross Caputi via Skype. We will also be set up with an online petition to stop arming the Iraqi government’s current assault on Fallujah.
We will have a vegetarian snack potluck (no alcohol) at 7:15 p.m. with the film screening at 7:30 p.m. If you can, please bring a non-alcoholic beverage, cheese, dip, fruit or crackers to share. A $10 donation is requested, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. For further information please contact Debbie at Debbieinla@outlook.com.
The event is ADA compliant with elevator access and headphones for those who need a little extra volume.