“Five Years Too Many in Iraq” Film Festival

Iraq occupation film festival flyerFrom March 13-16, the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, OFFSCREEN, and University Democrats, are sponsoring a film festival marking five years of occupying Iraq. All events are free and open to the public; discussions will follow each screening. The sponsors encourage everyone to come, regardless of their opinions on the Iraq occupation or political affiliations.

WHERE: Kaleidoscope Room in Newcomb Hall, on the main grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. (#30 on this map.)

WHEN: March 13, 14, 15, 16. Events begin at 7 p.m. on the first three nights and 5 p.m. on the final day.


The film’s director and producer Patricia Foulkrod will lead a discussion following this stunning look at the lives of veterans of the occupation of Iraq.

This Academy Award nominated film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, and Susan Sarandon, and is based on a true story of veterans of the Iraq occupation. Stephen Sossaman and Bob Hoffman of the local chapter of Veterans for Peace will lead a discussion following the film.

This just-released film shows us how the architects of the invasion of Iraq led a nation into war. Here is an opportunity to hear them make their case for war in their own words. A discussion will follow.

This BBC film trilogy draws comparisons between Neocons and Islamists and argues that the threat of al Qaeda is largely a myth used by politicians. A discussion will take place between 1-hour segments.

For additional information, visit the CCPJ website.