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Jeremy Scahill at SXSW
  • MODERATOR: "What's the single most important advice you've ever heard?"
  • SCAHILL: "Live as though the truth were true."
  • "Think about that. Fr. Daniel Berrigan, the legendary anti-war Jesuit priest. When Dorothy Day, [co]founder of the Catholic Worker Movement died, he said in her eulogy, 'She lived as though the truth were true."
  • And if you think about the implications of committing yourself to that. It means first of all, you have no tolerance for bullshit lies. But it also means you're not obsessed with short-term efficacy. You're in it for the long haul because what drives you is that the truth actually is true. That sometimes there is only one side to the story. Sometimes power is just fucking evil to the core and it's not worth getting their perspective because it's true. And I think that's been the problem with journalism. People subscribe to this false notion of objectivity. There is no such thing as objectivity. You either give the Emperor his say, or you say, "Fuck you" to the emperor. And we're living in a time when that's more important than ever."
  • *DROPS MIC*
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Name: Camille
Age: 21
Country: United States

I’m a junior at college in the San Francisco area and I study political geography. I’m really interested in politics (I’m a progressive/leftist), journalism, books, music, running, backpacking, travel, and food. Some fiction authors I love are Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf etc. Nonfiction authors I love are Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein! I’m really into House of Cards, Orphan Black, OITNB, and Mr. Robot! I’m training for my first half marathon right now and trying to stay strong and resilient as the world descends into dystopia! I’m an INTJ, Sagittarius, chaotic good!

Preferences: Being queer friendly is a must, and I would prefer a penpal that is also queer. (I’m bisexual!) I would prefer someone that with left/progressive politics. If you’re not American, that’d be perfect - I travel a fair amount and would love to get to know people from other countries!

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Documentales para entender el terrorismo


Los caballos de Dios 
Nabil Ayouch , 2012

Una extraordinaria película que nos permite entender porqué unos adolescentes se convierten en fundamentalistas islámicos.

Siria una historia de amor Sean McAllister, 2015

Obra maestra rodada durante cinco años, crónica de (des)amor de una familia siria. Amer y Ragdha, marido y mujer, se conocieron hace 20 años a través de la rendija de una celda en la prisión en la que estuvieron por disidentes. Hoy la prisión es el país y la rendija es una grieta por la que muchos han caído. Una historia de amor a través de una revolución, una guerra civil y una de las grandes desgracias de nuestro presente.

Drone / Tonje Hessen Schei, 2015

La guerra encubierta de Estados Unidos en Pakistán. “Drone” reflexiona sobre la redefinición de la guerra y el silencio de los gobiernos sobre el uso y empleo de los drones.


Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait / Wiam Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed , 2014

Cruda y estremecedora, como la barbarie que están viviendo los sirios cada día. El documental relata a través de videos de youtube una realidad que se hace insoportable.

The Oath / Laura Poitras, 2010

Explora los controvertidos juicios militares contra los terroristas del 11-S y la vida del guardaespaldas de Bin Laden.

“The Oath” cuenta la historia de Abu Jandal, que había sido guardaespaldas de Osama bin Laden, y Salim Hamdan, prisionero en Guantánamo y primer hombre sometido a los controvertidos tribunales militares.

Guerras sucias / Rick Rowley, 2013

Lo que empieza como un informe sobre el ataque nocturno de EE.UU. en un remoto rincón de Afganistán se convierte rápidamente en una secreta y poderosa investigación global. El periodista Jeremy Scahill se adentra en un submundo de peligrosas operaciones secretas dispuesto a destapar una red de guerras encubiertas dirigidas por el gobierno estadounidense.

Carta a mi hermana / Habiba Djahnine, 2006

En 1995, en Tizi Ouzou, Nabila Djahnine, presidenta de la asociación Thirghri N’tmetout, falleció a manos de un grupo armado. Desde hacía años, los islamistas obligaban a las mujeres, bajo pena de muerte, a llevar el hijab (velo-pañuelo) o abandonar el trabajo. Fue la primera vez que una militante feminista pagaba con su vida. En 1994, Nabila escribió una carta a su hermana Habiba, y “Carta a mi hermana” es su respuesta. “Es una manera de explicar lo que ha pasado desde hace diez años.

Camino a Guantánamo / Michael Winterbottom, 2006

Historia de 4 amigos británicos que en el 2001 viajaron desde Tiptonp para asistir a la boda de unos de ellos en Pakistán. Tardaron dos años y medio en volver a casa. En su viaje fueron capturados por la Alianza del Norte y luego pasaron a manos estadounidenses, que los condujeron hasta Kandahar. Tres de ellos fueron trasladados a la base norteamericana de Guantánamo, donde permanecieron más de dos años prisioneros, sometidos a humillaciones y torturas. En el año 2004 fueron trasladados a Londres. Tras ser interrogados, fueron puestos en libertad sin cargos.

Yo soy el pueblo / Anna Roussillon , 2014

La realidad egipcia tras las revueltas de 2011, desde la caída de Mubarak hasta día de hoy, desde los prometedores sueños a la frustración actual.

My country, my country / Laura Poitras, 2006

La realidad iraquí tras la invasión estadounidense y la caída de Sadam Hussein. Sigue la figura del doctor Riyadh, un médico sunní que decide presentarse a las primeras elecciones libres en Irak, en 2005.

Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, the United States had helped create the very man it was now trying to kill
—  Jeremy Scahill, Dirty Wars

See a free screening of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects, February 26–March 2, at the National Archives.

Seating is on a first–come, first–served basis. No reservations are accepted. Free tickets are distributed at the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue, 60 minutes before start time. You must be present to receive a ticket. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. The saving of seats is strictly prohibited. Please note that some films may not be appropriate for general audiences.

Screening Schedule (Subject to availability)

Documentary Feature Nominees

Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m. 
20 Feet from Stardom
Nominees to be determined
(90 minutes; rated PG-13)

Thursday, February 27, 7 p.m. 
The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
(122 minutes; unrated)

Friday, February 28, 7 p.m. 
The Square
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
(104 minutes; unrated)

Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m. 
Dirty Wars
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
(86 minutes; unrated)

Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m. 
Cutie and the Boxer
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher 
(82 minutes; rated R)

Live Action Short Film Nominees

Saturday, March 1, noon

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Esteban Crespo 
(24 minutes; unrated)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras 
(30 minutes; unrated)

Helium
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson 
(23 minutes; unrated)

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari 
(7 minutes; unrated)

The Voorman Problem
Mark Gill and Baldwin Li 
(13 minutes; unrated)

Total Running time: 97 minutes.

Animated Short Film Nominees

Saturday, March 1, 3:30 p.m.

Feral
Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden 
(13 minutes; unrated)

Get a Horse!
Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim 
(6 minutes; rated G)

Mr. Hublot
Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares 
(12 minutes; unrated)

Possessions
Shuhei Morita 
(14 minutes; unrated)

Room on the Broom
Max Lang and Jan Lachauer 
(26 minutes; unrated)

Total Running Time: 71 minutes.

Documentary Short Subject Nominees

Sunday, March 2, 11 a.m.

CaveDigger
Jeffrey Karoff 
(39 minutes; unrated)

Facing Fear
Jason Cohen 
(23 minutes; unrated)

Karama Has No Walls
Sara Ishaq 
(26 minutes; unrated)

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed 
(38 minutes; unrated)

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Edgar Barens 
(40 minutes; unrated)
Total Running Time: 166 minutes

The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.

VICE Meets Glenn Greenwald 

We traveled to Rio de Janeiro to meet the man who broke the biggest news story of 2013. Glenn Greenwald is an American journalist and author who’s best known for reporting on the leaks of classified National Security Agency documents by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Before he was a journalist, Greenwald was a constitutional law and civil rights litigator, and until 2012 he was a contributing writer at Salon. He has authored four books: How Would a Patriot Act, Tragic Legacy, Great American Hypocrites, and With Liberty and Justice for Some. For 14 months Greenwald was a columnist at the Guardian, where he broke the first NSA story in June of 2013. He has since left the newspaper to team up with filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Jeremy Scahill to start a new media venture, First Look Media, backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

Watch the interview

Obama too has his own dark court … that operates in secret, authorizes domestic spying, wiretaps, detentions, renditions and … executions by drone strike. Obama’s FISA tribunals … are shielded from public light by executive decree. Here, as in the … Chambre Arendte, … suspects are presumed guilty and the agents of the state are considered omniscient
—  counterpunch
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Jeremy Scahill - at the Drone Summit in Wash D.C., April 2012 - Part 1.

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