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Peak oil/resource wars film festival in Leeds, 11 Nov.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: Peak oil/resource wars film festival in Leeds, 11 Nov. Reply with quote

Something that might interest Yorkshire Peak Oil types...

Empire Strikes Back

Resource Wars, Peak Oil and the Battle for the Planet

A one day film festival for critical times

Saturday 11 November - 1pm-late, The Common Place, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds.

1pm The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror (93m; G Ungerman, A Brohy; 2004)

Questions the motives for the U.S. wars where 3/4 of the world's oil and natural gas is located.

2.35pm Break / Discussion

3pm Iraq for Sale: the War Profiteers (75m; R Greenwald; 2006)

Uncovers the connections between private contractors making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

4.15pm Break / Discussion

5pm Empire in the Andes: the war against the poor (50m; Barricade Films, 2005)

Since the introduction of the US?s Plan Colombia in 2000, the Andean countries are becoming increasingly militarized, especially on the borders of Colombia with Ecuador and Venezuela.

5.50pm Break / Discussion

6.30pm The Niger-Delta: 11 years on from Ken Saro-Wiwa

7pm Delta Force (52m; Glenn Ellis; 1996)
The Ogoni people of southeast Nigeria secretly shot this film in protest at the irresponsible oil extraction activities by global oil giant Shell.

7.50pm Invited speakers: Ken Wiwa (journalist, author and director of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation) and James Marriott (co-author of 'The Next Gulf: London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria')

8.45pm Invited performances from: Kadija Sesay (co-editor of 'Dance the Guns to Silence'; Gen. Sec. of African Writers Abroad (PEN) Centre); Jack Mapanje (internationally renowned poet formerly imprisoned without charge and exiled from Malawi); Simon Murray ('Pomfretian' writer, poet)

9.15pm Sweet Crude (Sandy Cioffi; 2006) Brand new documentary on the Niger-Delta now, 11 years on from Saro-Wiwa?s murder.

10pm-2am ?We interrupt this Empire?: Resistance to Capitalism Benefit Party
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