by Edith Bell
The Drones Can’t Hear the Groans of People Dying on the Ground.. Do We? Join us to view the powerful film Silent Screams on Sunday, April 7, at 1:30PM at the Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue.
This gripping new documentary film deftly interweaves the lives of Iranian, Afghani and Pakistani villagers with the hardships of countless Americans whose vital needs remain unmet as a result of America’s spiraling military spending.
In 35 minutes, Silent Screams echoes the desperation around the globe for victims without a voice, and examines the crucial question “What is real security?”
“Silent Screams is a carefully calibrated broadside aimed directly at the ignorance, disinformation, crimes, and excesses that characterize the U.S. government’s so-called Global War on Terrorism, rebranded by the Obama administration as Overseas Contingency Operations,” writes Michael Gillespie in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
The film showing is sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Anti-War committee of the Thomas Merton Center. There will be time for discussion after the screening, and it will be followed by the bi-weekly Anti-War Committee meeting.