[pjw] NOW SREAMING: "Sarah Mirk Illuminates 'Guantanamo Voices'"
Peace and Justice Works
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Sun Apr 18 14:06:48 EDT 2021
Supporters of the Iraq Affinity Group:
As noted 2 weeks ago when our Sarah Mirk event began its playback on Open
Signal/Portland Community media channels, the IAG combined funds with a
generous individual to support Flying Focus posting the two-part show
online. Below is the announcement from FFVC about where you can watch the
show and the individual chapters that were assigned to part 1 and part 2.
As I noted in my FFVC email, do send feedback to FFVC (or to us) about the
shows, it's helpful to know what people think!
peace and justice works iraq affinity group
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Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:53:32
From: Flying Focus Video Collective <ffvc at flyingfocus.org>
Subject: NOW SREAMING: "Sarah Mirk Illuminates 'Guantanamo Voices'"
Hello again FFVC supporters
Now that our two-part episode featuring the presentation by local author
Sarah Mirk talking about her book on Guantanamo Bay Prison has finished
its run on cable access, we've posted it online for your viewing
You can see it on our website here (which also links to the YouTube videos):
or watch it as a playlist to see both parts combined:
Here's a description including the various chapter breaks we've created to
help you locate specific content. Give us feedback once you've watched it
and it you think it's important please share with others.
Sarah Mirk Illuminates "Guantanamo Voices"
Author Sarah Mirk talked about her graphic nonfiction book "Guantanamo
Voices: True Accounts from the World's Most Infamous Prison" on a
livestream on January 12, 2021, one day after the 19th anniversary of
the notorious prison. Mirk talked about the history of the prison in
the context of the "war on terror," statistics about the prison and the
inmates, and the various people she interviewed including guards,
former prisoners, and lawyers. She also gave behind the scenes
commentary on how the book was created, with various artists
illustrating each chapter using her notes, sketches and photographs for
reference. Of nearly 800 people brought to Guantanamo, 40 remain there
today. The show reveals how the US base-- located in Cuba-- forever
changed both US lives and how Americans look at torture and indefinite
The original event was coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq
Affinity Group as a livestream on Youtube . The presentation begins
with an introduction by local media personality Theresa Mitchell. The
Flying Focus version improves on the original with additional video
that was not part of the Peace and Justice Works stream.
Watch a "side-by-side" comparison of two short clips on our (less than
two-minute long) promotional video for this show:
The original stream and the Flying Focus re-edit were both produced by
Dan Handelman (of PJW and FFVC).
Streaming made possible by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity
Group and a generous individual.
Part 1 (28:30):
1. 0:00: Opening Credits
2. 1:15: Introduction with Theresa Mitchell
3. 3:09: About the book & facts about Guantanamo
4. 10:07: US policy on torture and imprisonment
5. 14:58: Using stories to make change
6. 18:42: Comics, censorship and emotional realities
7. 21:55: How I got involved
8. 27:02: End Credits
You can use these times to find a particular section if you want to
jump to a certain portion of the show.
Part 2 (28:30):
1. 0:00: Opening Credits
2. 1:15: History of the book
3. 3:42: Being on dark ground / details
4. 7:14: A surreal experience
5. 8:45: How the book was made
6. 13:37: My favorite part/ getting the book to prisoners
7. 16:32: Conflicting values
8. 17:59: Can't see the ocean/torture
9. 20:55: People don't know
10. 24:04: No plan to shut Guantanamo down
11. 26:48: Guantanamo in history / End Credits
The whole show (VB #119.01&2) is available for a donation of $11
(DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage. Add $3 for a copy on USB flash drive.
flying Focus Video Collective
3439 NE Sandy Blvd, PMB#248
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 321-5051 Voicemail
(503) 239-7456 Office
ffvc at flyingfocus.org
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