The Maysles Cinema and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) present:
7 Days of Dirty Wars
Dirty Wars is playing at Maysles from Wednesday, November 20 toTuesday, November 26, at 7:30 p.m. every night. CCR staff and others will be present at post-show discussions on November 22 and November 26. Join us!
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NOVEMBER 22 @ 7:30 p.m. : Dirty Wars screening and discussion with CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy & independent journalist / filmaker Madiha Tahir
Baher Azmy is Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights. CCR is co-counsel in a federal lawsuit that challenges the legality of the U.S. drone strikes that killed three American citizens whose stories are featured in Dirty Wars.
Madiha R. Tahir is an independent journalist reporting on the culture and politics of Pakistan. She is the director of the documentary film, Wounds of Waziristan which highlights the stories of drone survivors and families of the dead. Her second documentary short, Measure of a Life examines the Raymond Davis affair and its aftermath, a drone attack which killed at least 42 people. Tahir's work has appeared in various media outlets, and she has also co-edited a volume of essays Dispatches from Pakistan with Vijay Prashad and Qalandar Bux Memon.
NOVEMBER 26 @ 7:30 p.m. : Dirty Wars screening and discussion with CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei. Kebriaei is lead counsel for CCR in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, a federal lawsuit that challenges the legality of the U.S. drone strikes that killed three American citizens whose stories are narrated in Dirty Wars.
MORE INFO: Dirty Wars (directed by Rick Rowley, 2013, 87 min.) follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation. We are left with haunting questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice.
The Center for Constitutional Rights and the ACLU have filed a federal lawsuit that challenges the legality of the U.S. drone strikes that killed three American citizens whose stories are featured in Dirty Wars. One of these dead is Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, a 16-year-old boy who was killed in October 2011 while he was eating dinner with his teenage cousin at an open-air restaurant in Yemen. His family is still looking for answers, along with many other families who have lost their loved ones to U.S. drone strikes.