Robert Greenwald Presents World Premiere of "Rethink Afghanistan" in Washington, D.C. Documentary Phenomenon Mobilizes Over 500 House Party Screenings

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Robert Greenwald Presents World Premiere of "Rethink Afghanistan" in Washington, D.C. Documentary Phenomenon Mobilizes Over 500 House Party Screenings

Congressional Representatives Donna Edwards and Alan Grayson and the Cato Institute's Malou Innocent to Speak on Panel Following D.C. Premiere

WASHINGTON - 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, present the world premiere of Rethink Afghanistan.

The
Washington, D.C. premiere will take place on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington,
D.C. in Oriental Ballroom C.  The premiere will begin promptly at 8:30pm.  A panel will follow the screening, featuring:

*Rep. Donna Edwards, Representative from Maryland's 4th District

*Rep. Alan Grayson, Representative from Florida's 8th District

*Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute

*Fahima Vorgetts, Director of the Afghan Women's Fund

*Robert Greenwald, Producer/Director of Rethink Afghanistan

To view installments of Rethink Afghanistan, please visit www.rethinkafghanistan.com.  

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. 

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. Well over 500 house parties and community
screenings have been held across the country. Rethink Afghanistan is currently being embraced by the growing movement to end the war.

"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

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