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Past Events

Saturday, Sept. 27 Pre-Election Forum: "Oil, War and the Future of American Foreign Policy," with Michael T. Klare at the documentary screening of "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Dependency on Foreign Petroleum"

SUMMER 2008: "Eyewitness Reports on Iran, Palesine and Israel," with peace activists Rev. Allie Perry, Patty Nuelsen, and Between The Lines' producer Melinda Tuhus

FALL 2007: "Health Care: A Basic Right or Privilege?" with Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, Physicians for a National Health Program

SPRING 2007: MAY 12 "American Fascists" with Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, New Haven, CT

SPRING 2007: "Energy Wars: Popular Movements At Home and Abroad," with TowardFreedom.com Editor Ben Dangl and Connecticut activists Frank Panzarella and Bruce Crowder, New Haven, CT April 28

FALL 2006: Between The Lines' 15th Anniversary Event Series "Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism and the Struggle to Defend Liberty and Justice," with Greg Palast and Jeff Cohen, Forum, New Haven, CT Oct. 7

SUMMER 2006: Between The Lines'15th Anniversary Event Series, "Troubadours for Truth," New Haven, CT July 7.

JUNE 24, 2006: "The Case for Impeachment of President George W. Bush" coauthors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky on their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office."

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2005: "Parallel Deceptions: The Bush Agenda for War in Iraq and Iran," Scott Ritter, former U.N. Weapons Inspector, United Church on the Green, New Haven, CT

Documentary Screening of "Weapons of Mass Deception" and WMD Director Danny Schechter on "How Our Media Undermines Democracy,"

Media Education Foundation documentary: "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire"

"Who Profits from War on Iraq?" with BBC-TV reporter Greg Palast

Billboard from Bethlehem

Billboard from Bethlehem

Official selection KentFest

Combatants for Peace: “Billboard from Bethlehem”
…where the enemy gets a face

On Feb. 27, Squeaky Wheel Productions held a screening of this 1-hour film documentary featuring former Israeli soldiers and former Palestinian fighters, followed by a talk and reception with Producer/Director Bruce Barrett of IWagePeace.org and former Israel Defense Forces paratrooper Elik Elhanan.

“The Combatants for Peace and The Billboard from Bethlehem: Where the enemy gets a face,” is a compelling film chosen for the 2009 Kent Film Festival, which tells the stories of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian combatants who come together with 100 children to paint a giant mural in the West Bank advocating a peaceful resolution to the decades-long Middle East conflict. The film, produced and directed by Bruce Barrett of IWagePeace.org, provides insight into the roots of the ongoing bloody conflict and provokes substantive discussion on how the obstacles to an enduring peace can be overcome.

2 to 4 p.m. Showing of Film followed by Talk
and Reception with light refreshments

with Bruce Barrett of IWagePeace.org
and former Israel Defense Forces paratrooper Elik Elhanan

Listen to Elik Elhanan's talk from this event.
Listen to an audio clip from the documentary.
Listen to Scott Harris' half-hour Counterpoint live interview with director Bruce Barrett.
Listen to a radio promo about the forum in MP3.

This forum was cosponsored by:

  • Squeaky Wheel Productions
  • The New Haven Advocate and Fairfield Weekly

New Haven AdvocateFairfield Weekly

Additional information
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Click here for director's press kit

About Our Speakers

Bruce Barrett editor of IWagePeace.org and sponsor of The Billboard from Bethlehem.

Bruce BarrettBruce A. Barrett is partner with his brother John E. Barrett in Barrett Outdoor Communications Inc., a family billboard company in Connecticut. Bruce graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1985. After graduation, Bruce spent one year as a Missionary in Punta Arenas Chile, teaching English and running the youth group at Saint James Episcopal Church. Bruce is 2006 recipient of the Living Waters Award from the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ for working with youth and promoting peace and diversity. In 2006 Bruce created the billboard and Web site campaign www.IWagePeace.Org as a primer on active non-violent peace making. The Billboard from Bethlehem is his first film. 

Elik Elhanan

Former Israel Defense Forces paratrooper Sgt. Maj. Elik Elhanan is an Israeli soldier who has laid down his weapons of war, and is now fighting for peace with the tools of peace. He is a member of Combatants for Peace.



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