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INDENTURED screening in Mumbai, April 24th

INDENTURED, my doc short about labor abuse on U.S. military bases in Iraq will screen tomorrow at the Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai. The location and RSVP info: NKM International House, 5thFloor, Behind LIC Headquarters Yogakshema, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400020 RSVP: Dhaval Desai –dhaval.desai@orfonline.org Tel: 022-61313800 The INDENTURED webpage includes the film (10 min) and [...]

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INDENTURED web page

INDENTURED, my short doc film about labor abuse on US bases in Baghdad, now has a web page. Please take a look and send the page link on to your representation in D.C. Reform is a slow process, so even though the war is technically over, this has to be held up to the light [...]

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INDENTURED to screen at UNSPOKEN film fest

INDENTURED is screening this month at the UNSPOKEN film fest (a human rights conference) in Utica, New York Oct 13 at 9pm. Here’s the film guide to the event.

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Oct/Nov Screenings

There’s lots of good news coming in from Washington D.C. about the possibility of new legislation to address the status and living conditions of foreign laborers on US military bases abroad. Thanks to a connection from Sarah Stillman who wrote a great piece for the New Yorker magazine last summer INDENTURED is in the hands [...]

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Bush League screening at Rutgers and INDENTURED news

Bush League will screen 7pm Friday October 14th at Rutger’s, New Brunswick (Voorhees Hall #105) in the “Best of” section of the NJIFF Fall edition. NJ + Bush League forever. Heart heart heart. In other news, INDENTURED, my short film about labor abuse on US bases in Iraq screened last week at the US Pentagon [...]

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INDENTURED is now on-line

I was prompted to go ahead and put INDENTURED online after reading Sarah Stillman‘s piece The Invisible Army in the New Yorker magazine. From the article (June 6, 2011 edition): The expansion of private-security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan is well known. But armed security personnel account for only about sixteen per cent of the [...]

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Trucker Buddy

There are some people in life who you meet and you can’t and don’t know why but you just love them right off the bat – that’s how I feel about my friend Danny Kupkie. He and I worked in Iraq for almost two years together. At that time he was putting a lot of [...]

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Unpacking Bush League

The worst thing about finishing Bush League is knowing 98% of the footage will never be seen so over the next few weeks (months) I’ll to pull out and post a few things that work independently. Below are three more songs from one of the church choirs in Zolokere. I posted one song from this [...]

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Drinking the Tigris: Last Drink

last morning in Iraq Iraq is behind me for good. I flew out to Jordan then traveled by taxi to the Israeli border and then caught a ride down to Tel Aviv. It feels wonderful to know it’s behind me. I’m staying in Israel for two weeks relaxing but also to interview anyone I can [...]

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Drinking the Tigris: Final Reminder

If I needed any reminders of why I’m leaving Iraq this Sunday, I got them this week. Two nights ago our area was hit with a rocket; big one that landed somewhere just outside the base parameter. It’s been more than six months since we had incoming. Took me a second to register it, then [...]

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