Re: Hidden Wars of Desert Storm

Rhonda Rosen (scoutzmom@yahoo.com)
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 12:19:41 -0800 (PST)

We recently ordered a similar title, "hidden wars of
the middle east" --from a different company, but it
seems like it is the same... or is it different?

Rhonda Rosen
Loyola Marymount University

--- John Sinno <info@arabfilm.com> wrote:
> Now available from Arab Film Distribution:
>
> "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm"
>
> Directed by gerard Ungerman & Audrey Brohy / 64
> minutes / 2000 / USA / In English
>
> Winner: *Grand Prize* Cine Eco International Film
> Festival
>
> ---"Hidden Wars reveals unflinchingly the degree to
> which humanitarian considerations are never enough
> to change military policy." - Cineaste Magazine
>
> ---"Those with an interest in true crime should
> attend..." - The Village Voice
>
> ---"Hidden Wars emerges as an uncommonly sober,
> well-researched film of its type." - The New York
> Times
>
> ---"This shocking documentary distinguishes itself
> from similarly themed bretheren by casting a light
> on the bad (verging on atrocious) behavior of the
> U.S. military during the first Gulf War not only
> against its Iraqi client/enemies, but against its
> own soldiers, many tens of thousands of whom have
> died or been debilitated by their exposure to
> depleted uranium in their own armaments. This
> video...should be required viewing for all hawks who
> believe that another incursion into Iraq is (A) the
> best thing for everyone, and (B) the logical next
> step in the war against theocratic fascism. The
> question is not whether the despot Saddam Hussein
> must be removed...but whether the U.S. military
> industrial complex can do the job without decimating
> Iraq's land and citizenry--to say nothing of its own
> cavalry--in the process." - The Stranger
> (Seattle)
>
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>
> On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein launched his
> troops against Kuwait, triggering the first major
> international crisis of the post-Soviet Union era.
> -Was this invasion a surprise?
> -Were all peaceful diplomatic means utilized?
> -Was there any real Iraqi threat to Saudi Arabia or
> any of the other Gulf states?
> -What purpose can the embargo over Iraq serve if it
> is not to weaken Saddam Hussein?
> -Why wasn't Washington's rhetoric against Saddam
> matched with support of Iraqi opposition groups?
> -What is the "Gulf War Syndrome" that affects
> hundreds of thousands of Gulf War veterans and
> Iraqis?
>
> Narrated by two-time British Academy Award-winner
> John Hurt, Hidden Wars of Desert Storm brings
> answers to all of these questions, and features
> interviews with:
>
> -Desert Storm Commander, General Norman Schwarzkopf
> -former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark
> -former UN Iraq Program Director Denis Halliday
> -former UNSCOM team-leader Scott Ritter and many
> others.
>
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>
> Hidden Wars of Desert Storm:
>
> Video Purchase: $250
> VHS Video Rental: $125
> BETA-SP Video Rental: $150
>
> To order, call (206) 322-0882 x.202, fax (206)
> 322-4586 or order from our website:
> http://www.arabfilm.com/item/235/
>
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>
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