Screening July 26th

Posted: July 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

http://www.santamonicadispatch.com/2011/07/will-the-real-terrorist-stand-up/

Screening and Release to the Public,
Tuesday, July 26, 7 p.m.
Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica
Q& A with Saul Landau
The screening will coincide with the release of the documentary to the public and is the first time that it will be shown in Los Angeles.
“WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP?”
Produced by Emmy Award Winner Saul Landau, “”Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?” shows that US-backed violence against Cuba continued for decades. Some Bay of Pigs participants and the most well-known terrorists appear on camera to boast or re-evaluate their activities over the years. Orlando Bosch, Jose Basulto, Luis Posada Carriles and Antonio Veciana discuss assassinations and other actions they took to bring down the Revolutionary government.
The new film, with Danny Glover, Cuba’s top counter spy and Fidel Castro himself (filmed recently), is combined with fascinating archival footage and a rare recorded interview from prison with one of the Cuban 5. These men are serving long sentences in US prisons for trying to stop terrorism against tourist sites in their country.
“’Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?’ provides every professor and specialist with an invaluable teaching and learning tool about US-Cuba policy and the history of terrorism in that policy. It also explains the story of and context for the ‘Cuban 5,’ the Cuban agents who penetrated Miami exile groups to stop their plans for violence against the island, and ended up in US prisons,” Julia Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
“It’s a real Who’s Who of key figures in the more than half-century-long grudge match over Cuba,” Tracey Eaton, former Dallas Morning News Bureau Chief, Havana.
“Perhaps the best cinematic summary of this reality was rendered in the film by none other than the current chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who declared for all to see and hear that she would welcome the assassination of Fidel Castro. No matter how cynical one may have become, that is an astonishing scene. A U.S. Congresswoman asking for the murder of another country’s leader — a most egregious, unbelievable demonstration of this undeclared war with Cuba,” Lawrence Wilkerson, Colonel, US Army (Retired)Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05)
This event is organized by Cinema Libre Studio
Partial list of sponsors: Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, El Rescate, Film4Cuban5, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, Law Offices of R. Samuel Paz, Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter, Office of the Americas, Operation USA, Socialist Workers Party, Union del Barrio, and Venice Peace and Freedom Party.
$10 entrance fee
To learn how to purchase this new documentary write to: info@thecuban5.org

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