Danny Schechter's new film `WMD weapons of mass deception` is showing now in Portland, Oregon.
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212
Mon-Thurs: 7:00pm, 9:00
Please call to confirm times:
There was a Q&A after the 7:00 Friday 4th Feb night premiere featuring Andrea Cano from Justice & Peace Action Network, Janice Thompson from Oregon Alliance to Reform the Media, and Catherine Thomasson from Physicians for Social Responsibility. Also in attendance were the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, United Church of Christ, and Money in Politics Research Action Project.
"A comprehensive and devastating critique of the TV news network's complacency and complicity in the war on Iraq...Brilliantly argued and scrupulously documented...A must see" - Chicago Readers
"More cohesive and devastating than Fahrenheit 9/11" - Boston Phoenix
There was a showing in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday 7th February, which had many Americans in the audience including two `Puddletowners` from Portland. They recommend it very highly! Hear what they said and see some photos:
Report of Glasgow Première of Danny's film `WMD weapons of mass deception`: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/london/2005/02/304952.html
Danny Schechter is a television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues. He is the author of "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception: How the Media Failed to Cover the Iraq War" (Prometheus Books, October 2003); "Media Wars: News At A Time of Terror (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); "The More You Watch, The Less You Know" (Seven Stories Press) and "News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics" (Akashic) Books and Electron Press). He is the executive editor of MediaChannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network, and recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2001 Award for Excellence in Documentary Journalism.
Danny is a native New Yorker, born in the Bronx. He has worked for many years in the mainstream and alternative media. Schechter is co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company now in its 16th year. He founded and exec-produced the series "South Africa Now" and co-produced "Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television. He has specialized in investigative reporting and producing programming about the interface between human rights, journalism, popular music and society. Schechter was a producer for ABC NEWS 20/20. He produced 50 segments for ABC and won two national Emmys and was nominated or two others. A Cornell University graduate, he received his Master's degree from the London School of Economics, and an honorary doctorate from Fitchburg College. Danny joined the start-up staff at CNN as a producer based in Atlanta. He then moved to ABC as a producer for 20/20. Schechter has reported from 49 countries and lectured at many schools and universities.
Please see www.mediachannel.org and www.wmdthefilm.com
Regards to all in Puddletown from Auld Reekie! Best, Paul.