Thursday, October 06, 2005

Friday Oct. 7th, Atlanta, free showing of the film Winter Soldier at 8:00 pm

Betty e-mails to highlight this event (takes place tomorrow, Friday) from Atlanta Indymedia:

"First Friday Free Film: WINTER SOLDIER"
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First Friday Free Film: WINTER SOLDIER

The Atlanta Independent Media Center; WRFG 89.3 FM; Women's Action for New Directions; Georgia for Democracy; Sotheastern Region, American Friends Service Commitee; and the Greater Atlanta Chapter 125 of Veterans for Peace present:


New earlier time: Friday October 7, 8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
at the Little 5 Points Community Center
1083 Austin Ave. NE,
Atlanta 30307 (corner of Austin and Euclid Aves)
For more information call 404-523-3471

WINTER SOLDIER documents the historic 1971 Vietnam Veterans Against the War hearing, all too relevant today.

Speaker: participant and Veterans for Peace activist Scott Camil.

The e-mail address for this site is and yes, we're in the midst of the indymedia roundups we do on Thursdays. Winter Soldier's an important film. If you haven't seen it and in your in that area, please consider attending. Betty notes that she's attempting to juggle her own schedule to attend. If she is able to make it and you do as well, she says, "Look for the black woman with all the kids hanging on her." She also notes that there are two showings, the Friday one and one on Saturday ("no way on Saturday for me, so it's Friday or nothing" Betty notes):

For more information call 404-523-3471 or visit AND --Georgia for Democracy presents a

3 p.m., Saturday October 8
at Push-Push Theater,
121 New St., Decatur 30030
also free,
and Scott Camil will speak there as well!

This powerful film documents the experience of American soldiers in Vietnam through testimony at a 1971 hearing organized by Vietnam Veterans Against the War, plus revealing interviews. It was funded with help from Jane Fonda, Graham Nash and Phil Ochs and produced by a group of independent cinematographers such as Barbara Kopple who later went on to make many other important films.
"Winter Soldier" was deemed too controversial in the '70's and received limited distribution. It has just been re-released in synch with the rise of a new mass antiwar movement led by military families and veterans. If you can't come Friday make sure to catch this historic and still (unfortunately) very relevant film on Saturday afternoon.

For lots more information about "Winter Soldier":
(For a bio of Scott Camil go to page 17 of the press kit linked to the above site)
A recent interview with Scott Camil:
Scott Camil, "Supporting the troops":
Scott Camil, "Iraqnam" (9/05) :