American Voices of Dissent: The Book from XXI Century, a film by Gabrielle Zamparini and Lorenzo Meccoli

American Voices of Dissent: The Book from XXI Century, a film by Gabrielle Zamparini and Lorenzo Meccoli

by Gabriele Zamparini
     
 

With contributions by five Nobel Peace Prize winners, former government officials, scholars, religious leaders, journalists, activists, and prominent cultural figures, the documentary film XXI Century explores American reactions to recent global events captured through the lens of interviews and political rallies. This book presents selected excerpts from

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With contributions by five Nobel Peace Prize winners, former government officials, scholars, religious leaders, journalists, activists, and prominent cultural figures, the documentary film XXI Century explores American reactions to recent global events captured through the lens of interviews and political rallies. This book presents selected excerpts from the filming of prominent U.S. citizens voicing their views on Bush administration policies in the new century. These events include the much-contested 2000 election, the September 11, 2001, attacks, the impact of the USA Patriot Act, the accelerated growth of peace movements, the recruitment of U.S. soldiers, U.S. policy and attitudes toward the Middle East, sanctions and war in Iraq, and human rights violations. The speakers also consider how the rise of media spectacle and punditry at the expense of quality journalism inhibits the ability of Americans to react to these events as informed citizens. The voices of Americans, both ordinary and famous, resonate with passion and urgency in response to the injustice and far-reaching effects of the current U.S. foreign policy. American Voices of Dissent highlights the other side of the story and makes a case for global solidarity against U.S. imperialism.

XXI Century, an award-winning series of seven one-hour documentaries by Gabriele Zamparini and Lorenzo Meccoli, is available in a two-DVD set from Bullfrog Films, P.O. Box 149, Oley, PA 19547, (800) 543-3764, http://www.bullfrogfilms.com. To learn more about the documentary and the book, please visit http://www.TheCatsDream.com, where you'll also find a list of people and organizations devoted to peace, freedom, and social justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594511332
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: "The Dawn": Election 2000 and Its Aftermath
Part II: "And the Pursuit of Happiness": The Threat to Civil Liberties
Part III: "And Nothing But the Truth": Journalism in Crisis
Part IV: "War, Peace, and Patriotism": Protesters, Soldiers, and Chicken Hawks
Part V: "Civilization": Targeting Iraq
Part VI: "Blood and Oil": The Human Costs of War
Part VII: "Pax Americana": US Hegemony
Who Is Who: The People Behind the Voices

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