Monday, August 14, 2006

SADDAM'S ROAD TO HELL

Currently being plugged over at the Euston Manifesto website:

Private Screening: Saddam's Road To Hell

There will be a screening of Saddam's Road To Hell at 7:30pm on Wednesday 30 August 2006 will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Gwynne Roberts, interviewed here.

It will take place at the Frontline Forum,
Frontline Club,
13 Norfolk Place,
London.
W2 1QJ

Rate at the gate: £5.

British filmmaker Gwynne Roberts was the first Western TV journalist to interview Osama Bin Laden "and the first Western journalist to enter northern Iraq after the Gulf War. His unequalled access to the Kurdish leadership has resulted in a number of groundbreaking films, including The Road Back To Hell, Kurdistan, The Dream Betrayed, and Saddam's Secret Army. His films have twice been featured on 60 Minutes." (PBS).

From the Frontline Club's website:
Veteran filmmaker Gwynne Roberts and a team of investigators set off on a journey across Iraq to find out what exactly happened to 8,000 Kurdish men and boys who went missing in the early years of Saddam's rule.

The team of investigators led by the Kurdish minister for human rights, Dr Mohammed Ihsan, are trying to establish forensic proof of Saddam's guilt in the 1983 disappearance of Barzani Kurds following their decision to side with Iran against Iraq in the 1980s.

Saddam's butchering of the Kurds has left many in this mountainous part of Iraq in mourning, not knowing what happened to their loved ones.

The experiences of the investigators range from a suicide bombing of Kurds waiting in line to join the police force that resulted in 70 fatalities to the discovery of three mass graves.
See you there.

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