November 7, 2011 in Blog
UCLA’S HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Tuesday, November 22 – 7:00 PM
Join the film’s directors and subject
Geoff Millard for a Q&A after the screening.
Special guest Tom Morello is scheduled to perform.
The film about the historic 2008 Winter Soldier Iraq & Afghanistan Investigation, This is Where We Take Our Stand, is finally going to see the light of day! The Los Angeles premiere will be at the Hammer Museum on November 22, and it will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide in January/February 2012. Stay tuned for details of the broadcast.
The story of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) who risked everything to tell their stories is today more relevant than ever. As President Obama withdraws troops from a devastated Iraq (minus ten or twenty thousand “contractors” and the largest, most militarized American Embassy in the world), he sends more to Afghanistan and announces new deployments to other Gulf countries. Nothing is over.
This is Where We Take Our Stand brings you into the powerful, damning testimony of veterans and soldiers at the 2008 event. And it follows IVAW members Geoff Millard (National Guard), Selena Coppa (Army) and Jason Washburn (Marines) as they struggle through controversy, attacks, and their own and their friends’ demons to make this historic event happen.
This is Where We Take Our Stand was directed by Bestor Cram, Mike Majoros and David Zeiger.
Funding was provided by the Independent Television Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Fledgling Fund, The Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, and individual contributions from Michael Locker, Victor Wallis, Paul Lauter, Richard Ohmann, Carolyn Blackwood, Lenny Potash, Ann Wright, Richard Flacks, and hundreds more.