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Andy Norris Documentary Double-Feature: A Night for Activists

Andy Norris Documentary Double-Feature: A Night for Activists

Showtimes

Wednesday, Jul 24
7:00pm

Join us for two engaging documentaries with filmmaker Q&A.

TARGETING IRAN @ 7pm

SOURCE TO SEA: The Columbia River Swim @ 9pm

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TARGETING IRAN
Director: 
Andy Norris
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2013
Runtime: 
71 minutes

Based on the book of the same name by author and journalist David Barsamian, Targeting Iran seeks to elucidate the myths and popular misconceptions surrounding Iran's nuclear aspirations. Through interviews with eminent figures such as MIT's Jim Walsh, National Iranian American Council President and author of 'A Single Roll of the Dice' Trita Parsi, Noam Chomsky, veteran New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer and David Barsamian himself, the complexities of Iran's history, socio-political strata and strategic quandary are laid out in all-too-rare a fashion for Western audiences. Made by 3 Americans and 1 Egyptian-Australian on a ~ $25,000 budget.

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Source to Sea: The Columbia River Swim
Director: 
Andy Norris
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2003
Runtime: 
88 minutes

Touching portrait of an epic journey

3 March 2007 | by gladkins

Christopher Swain's epic swim of the entire Columbia Journey was a remarkable accomplishment - 1200 miles from the headwaters in Canada to the Pacific Ocean! This film documents that swim, as well as many of the environmental issues that brought Swain to make the swim and that he hoped to draw attention to during his many months on the river. The film presents an educational yet often humorous and entertaining look at how our optimistic but naive treatment of this natural treasure has resulted in such serious environmental consequences.

Some wonderful historical footage of the river as it was before the dams is included, as is recent interview material of Native Americans and others who knew the river before it was dammed. The narration and editing, as well as the music are very effective. Considering that the film had essentially no budget, it too, on a different scale, is a remarkable accomplishment.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.