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XXI Century Series
...and the pursuit of happiness
(part II)

The aftermath of 9/11: the war on terror, the Patriot Act, the looming Iraq war and massive peace demonstrations.


A printer-friendly version of this page 56 minutes
Directed by Gabriele Zamparini
Produced by Gabriele Zamparini, Lorenzo Meccoli





"Powerful testimonies! This certainly deserves to be seen by a broad audience." Howard Zinn
Part 2 of "XXI CENTURY" tells the story of what happened in America after September 11th, 2001. While the Bush administration responded with the 'war on terror', the Patriot Act and the imprisonment without trial of suspects at Guantanamo Bay, hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets to protest the looming invasion of Iraq and the attack on our civil liberties. We listen to the voices of the people at those rallies.

Amongst those interviewed for their perspective on the these subjects are Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Katha Pollitt of The Nation, Pete Seeger, Leslie Cagan of United for Peace and Justice, Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Curt Goering of Amnesty International. Providing the long view are Gore Vidal and historian Howard Zinn who reflect on war and despotism and the realities of class division in our society.

Other titles in the series are:

the dawn (part I) A look at what really happened in the presidential elections of 2000.

...and nothing but the truth (part III) Looks at the failure of the mainstream media to ask important questions and cover opposing points of view.

war, peace and patriotism (part IV) Patriotism, the 'chicken-hawks' and weapons of mass destruction.

civilization (part V) Iraq's history -- from the 'cradle of civilization' to the first Gulf War and UN sanctions.

blood and oil (part VI) The stated reasons, and the real reasons, for the Iraq war.

pax americana (part VII) Spreading human rights and democracy...or empire?



Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2005     Copyright Date: 2003
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-258-0




Reviews
"An exceptionally well done panorama of significant political events surrounding September 11th, 2001 and the American Empire."
Willliam Blum

"Highly revealing! A documentary which celebrates the peace movement while fueling your rage to danger levels."
Red Pepper


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DVD Features
Note: In this DVD version you must buy the entire series. Parts 1-4 are on Disc 1 and Parts 5-7 are on Disc 2.

Links
www.thecatsdream.com The Producers' Website
www.paradigmpublishers.com Paradigm Publishers website, publishers of "American Voices of Dissent", the book from the film series.


Awards and Festivals
Audience Award For Best TV Series at Documenta Madrid (Spain)
Jury Special Mention, Outstanding Film in the Long Documentary Film Competition at Ismailia International Festival for Documentaries and Short Films (Egypt)
International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam

Subjects
American Democracy
American Studies
Anthropology
Citizenship
Civil Liberties
Conflict Resolution
Ethics
Foreign Policy
US

History
Human Rights
Humanities
International Studies
Iraq
Media Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
War and Peace


Related Titles

Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror
John Pilger dissects the truth and lies in the 'war on terror'.

Palestine Is Still The Issue
John Pilger returns to the Middle East and questions why there has been no progress towards peace.

Paying the Price
John Pilger exposes the devastating effect that UN sanctions had on the children of Iraq during the 1990s.


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