Robert Greenwald Presents Theatrical Release of 'Rethink Afghanistan,' the Documentary that Dared to Raise Questions on the War of Necessity

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Robert Greenwald Presents Theatrical Release of 'Rethink Afghanistan,' the Documentary that Dared to Raise Questions on the War of Necessity

Once the Lone Voice of Dissent, Documentary now at the Center of Growing Movement to End the War in Afghanistan

NEW YORK - On
the eve of the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Brave New
Foundation and filmmaker-turned-activist Robert Greenwald, Director of Outfoxed, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Iraq for Sale, presents the theatrical release of Rethink Afghanistan. The world premiere of Rethink Afghanistan
will be in New York City on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at the Quad
Cinema at 34 West 13th St., New York, NY.  To view installments of Rethink Afghanistan, please visit www.rethinkafghanistan.com.  

In the tradition of other films by Robert Greenwald, Rethink Afghanistan
is a hard hitting documentary that was among the first to raise the
hard questions regarding the military intervention and is currently
part of a growing movement to end the war. Launched in January of 2009
on a small budget, Robert Greenwald released a series of online
segments that that raised significant and serious questions in an
effort to change public opinion on the war.

Rethink Afghanistan
exposes the true costs of the occupation, the daily struggle facing
U.S. soldiers, and the hardships facing Afghan civilians and women,
featuring interviews with military personnel, policy experts,
journalists, politicians, and Afghan civilians. 

"The
echo chambers in Washington have long argued that Afghanistan is the
war of necessity. This reasoning excluded any opposing viewpoints and
has mired us in what is now perceived as the endless war.  With well
over 500,000 viewers and growing, we are pleased that Rethink
Afghanistan is now at center of the movement to end the war."
 Robert Greenwald, Director, Rethink Afghanistan

In
recent months, with waning support for the war, hundreds of everyday
Americans have gathered to watch segments of the documentary through
grass roots screenings in local churches, theaters, and community
centers across the country. Rethink Afghanistan is currently being embraced by the growing movement to end the war.

The premiere will be co-sponsored by The Nation magazine and begins promptly at 7:30pm.  A panel will follow the screening, featuring:

*Robert Greenwald, Producer/Director of Rethink Afghanistan

*Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor of The Nation

*Rep. James McGovern, Representative from Massachusetts's 3rd District

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