orwell rolls in his grave If you care about and lament the death of democracy or why we're not stopping this
wretched war, please see this obelisk of a documentary.
American has entered an Orwellian era where outright lies pass for truth. This documentary's
presentation of that fact is dead on; the sources reliable and seasoned. Those interviewed are
plain-speaking communicators who resist the "kids gloves" approach/denial to the fascist, perilous
dilemma that menaces our fragile democracy, and, inevitably, civilization and the fate of our species.
You'll be thinking about this film for a long time.
Run time: 103 minutes ?orwell rolls in his grave.com
From Philly.com (The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News):
If you are aleft-leaning conspiracy theorist, you willLOVE this documentary abouttheBush administrationdouble-speak and corporate media control. If you are a Right-leaning supporter of the president,right-or-wrong, you'll hate this film. You'll probably tryto have it banned. But if you're somewhere in the middle, as probablymost of you are, youwillfind "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" fascinating and disturbing. Using George Orwell's classic "1984" as a jumping-offpoint, Robert Kane Pappas takes dead aim at bigmedia's "merger" with the Bush administration tocreate a new Ministry of Truth. In "1984," Big Brother wants its subjects to believe"War is peace," "Ignorance is strength" and "Thoughtcrime is death." ?Kane Pappas wants you to believetheopposite--that a democracy is better served byopendebate, a free exchange of ideas and news-gatheringorganizations out to serve the societal goodinstead ofcorporate greed. Mission Accomplished.
On this day, February 5, 2007, ?Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer of the U.S Military to both
speak out and actively resist the war and occupation of Iraq will face court marshal. ?The double-speak of the
Bush administration, the media's lack of coverage of Watada's sacrifice and courage. 's gather on the
evening of Watada's court martial, watch this stunning Pappas film, and discuss ways to have the truth heard.
Monday, February 5, 2007, 6 pm, Iowa City Public Library, Room A