Hijacking Catastrophe illuminates the Bush Administration's ideological roots and documents how it deliberately manipulated intelligence, political imagery and the fears of the American people to promote a pre-existing, neo-conservative agenda. According to Daily Variety, "Hijacking Catastrophe goes beyond simple Bush-bashing to paint a horrifying portrait of organized U.S. imperialist expansion and public deception stretching back to the early Reagan era."
The disturbing evidence is supported by input from such notables as Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, Pentagon whistle-blower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, and Daniel Ellsberg, author of the bestseller Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. The film also includes Norman Mailer, Norm Chomsky and Nobel Prize Laureate Jody Williams.
The Portland Premiere of Highjacking Catastrophe will include inspiring emcee, pastor Matt Hennessee, who will guide the audience in considering positive and engaging ways to respond to the film. Several organizations including the Young Voter Project and the Bus Project will be on hand to provide film-goers with actions they can take to affect the outcome of this year's Presidential election. "My friends and I are planning this event so people can not only see the film but so they can also learn about ways to channel their anger and despair about our country's activities into inspired action," said Mary Reinard, a Portland member of Spirited Action which held a similar event last month in the San Francisco area.
Clinton Street Theater: 2522 SE Clinton St, http://www.clintonsttheater.com/
For press packet: http://mef.tv/modules.php?op=modload&name=UpDownload&file=index
Matt Hennesseee: http://www.nba.com/blazers/community/Black_History_Month_Honoree__-99503-41.html
Spirited Action: Mary Reinard, 503-230-9541 or visit http://www.spiritedaction.org
Young Voter Project http://www.21stcenturydems.org/youngvoter.cfm
The Bus Project: www.busproject.org