Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Join Progressive San Diego for 'Control Room'

There is a great event going on this weekend that progressives will surely enjoy.

Progressive San Diego is showing the documentary "Control Room" Saturday night.

When: Saturday, September 15th @7pm
Where: Joyce Beers Center, Hillcrest 1220 Cleveland Ave. across from Trader Joe's
RSVP to: or 617-365-6788
Snacks and Drinks Provided

About: The documentary film dives deep into the relationship between Al Jazeera television and the US Central Command (CENTCOM), along with other news organizations. The film takes place during the start-up of the Iraq War and have been nominated for numerous awards.

Local Documentary Producer Andy Trimlett will be leading a discussion on Middle Eastern Broadcasting and American Media. Mr. Trimlett is currently producing a documentary about the recent war in Lebanon titled "One July in Lebanon."

Andy Trimlett received his M.A. in Middle East Studies from the University of Washington and his B.A. in International Security and Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University. He has worked with Alternate Focus since 2004 producing a weekly television program about Middle East issues that airs on the satellite and cable television. Andy spent a year and a half as the General Manager (USA) of the Middle East Broadcasters Association, an organization for broadcast professionals in the Middle East. Andy worked in Beirut for over a month for the MEB Association and has also visited Turkey and Yemen, where he studied Arabic. Andy has produced and co-produced several programs for Alternate Focus, including Divesting from Violence: Presbyterian Policy in the Middle East. He also interviewed two former Israeli Soldiers for Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out, and is currently producing a documentary about the recent war in Lebanon, "One July in Lebanon." He is currently employed by KPBS TV/FM.

For More Information Please Visit: Progressive San Diego

Hope to see you there!


Anonymous said...

Will Noam Chomsky be there? After all he is Osama's favorite political advisor...

Anonymous said...

It would be great if Noam Chomsky was there. If Noam, then maybe Howard Zinn or even Gore Vidal. I could only wish.