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The Peace Patriots

Posted Oct. 26, 2006

"In the months leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, I watched as the protests grew from thousands of people to millions of people across the United States and around the world. This grassroots movement against the Iraq war grew at a larger and faster rate than the Vietnam anti-war movement of the 1960s. And yet, it received very little coverage in the mainstream media. As an independent documentary filmmaker, I felt compelled to make a film about this important grassroots movement that would show in a very personal way some of the people who are protesting this war." —Film Director, Robbie Leppzer

The documentary film "The Peace Patriots" will be shown at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15 in the Kiva. Film director Robble Leppzer will introduce the documentary and lead a discussion about the film after the showing. The film features music by Steve Earle, Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Jonatha Brooke, Stephan Smith, Saul Williams, John Sheldon, and others.

This event is sponsored by the May Fourth Task Force, the Center for Applied Conflict Management, and the Political Science Department.  Admission is free and open to the public.

You will find more information about "The Peace Patriots" and the filmmaker at http://www.turningtide.com/peacepatriots.htm.

For more information, contact John Behnken, president of the May 4th Task Force, at 419-707-2258 or may4taskforce@yahoo.com.