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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Queer Fear 2 - The Sexual Cleansing of Iraq


World Premiere screening

6.30pm Monday 3 November - Birkbeck Cinema, 41 Gordon Square, London WCIH 0PD

David Grey's new documentary short about gays and lesbians being murdered by militias linked to the Iraqi government.

This is the updated sequel to 2007's Queer Fear: Gay Life, Gay Death in Iraq, which first told this shocking story.

The programme also includes several other films, including Iraq for Sale - the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.

WHEN - 6.30pm to 9.00 pm, Monday 3rd November

WHERE - Birkbeck Cinema, 41 Gordon Square, London WCIH 0PD
5 minutes walk from Euston, Euston Square or Russell Square tube stations

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=London+WC1H+0PD&ie=UTF8&z=16

FREE admission.
Voluntary collection for good causes at the end. 50% to LGBT Iraq (UK), an organisation funding safe houses in Iraq for gays and lesbians fleeing the death squads.

BOOKING - Seats can be reserved by emailing: villagefilm@live.com

Full programme – 3 November:

FIRST HALF Village Film 2008 Retrospective
Last 12 months' work and launch of future plans.
Documentary shorts and doc-style corporate videos for charities and campaign groups, featuring human rights, mental health, education.

Sanctuary: promo for a user-run mental health crisis house
Today's Students, Tomorrow's Workforce: work experience corporate video
Queer Fear 2 - The Sexual Cleansing of Iraq: 2008 update of last year's doc about gay murders

SECOND HALF Iraq for Sale (US, 75 mins)
The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.
Trailer at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=I7S8TRIyDjs

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

BOOKING - Seats can be reserved by emailing: villagefilm@live.com

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