From Big Noise Films, giving censorship a shove
Reports screen on Al Jazeera
We have too many upcoming broadcasts and screenings to list here and have added a calendar to our website so you can check out when we'll be in your area - www.bignoisefilms.org
Another of our reports from Iraq is airing on Al Jazeera this week.
1. THE BATTLE FOR BASRA
Basra is Iraq's economy – its Rumeila oil fields tap one of the largest pools of petroleum in the world, and without its revenues the central government in Baghdad would collapse. This wealth makes Basra the site of a battle for political control between the three largest Shiite parties in Iraq – al-Hakim’s SIIC, Moqtada al-Sadr’s ‘Sadrist Current’, and the Islamic Virtue Party, which controls the Basra governorate and is linked to the Oil Workers' Union. The Battle For Basra explores the power struggle underway in Basra, and what it reveals about the larger battle for control in the new, Shiite-dominated Iraq.
Made with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
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2. JENA 6 ROUGH CUT SCREENING (check our calendar for details)
A half-hour rough cut of our upcoming documentary on the Jena Six case will be screening in Washington DC Friday, Nov. 2 at the National Lawyers' Guild Convention. We are excited and honored to announce that film is being narrated by Mumia Abu Jamal.
3. BIG NOISE AT THE FESTIVALS (check our calendar for details)
Deserter - our film about a deserting US soldier who flees across the border to seek refugee status in Canada - is at IDFA in Amsterdam in late November.
The War of 33 - our film that tells the story of the 2006 war in Lebanon through the letters of a mother living through the bombings - is premiering at Beirut DOCUDAYS in early December.
Iraq and other War Shorts - we're showing a collection of our short work at the Beyond TV festival in the UK in early December.
Deserter and The War of 33 - at OVNI in Barcelona in early 2008.
Lebanon Footage Screening in the Lower East Side Thursday, November 1
and more. . .
4. SPRING TOUR
Because of our frenzy of recent production, we have pushed back our tour until April.
To book, Deserter, The War of 33, or our Jena 6 film with the directors in your community or at your university, contact Evil Twin Booking:
215 888 1756 (direct)
215 473 0308 (office)
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