Monday, September 6, 2010

Film: Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

Film: Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

You're invited to a special fundraiser preview screening, a film about the terrorism no one wants to talk about -- and the case of five men imprisoned in the U.S. for trying to stop it.

September 22, 2010
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The Letelier Theater
3251 Prospect Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20007

For half a century, small groups of Cuban exiles have waged a terrorist campaign against Cuba's revolutionary government, with active or passive support from the U.S. government. In 1976, one of these exile groups conspired with agents of Chile's secret police under General Augusto Pinochet to assassinate former Chilean Chancellor Orlando Letelier in Washington DC. In that car bombing a young American woman, Ronni Moffitt, also died. As part of this year’s events, in memory of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt, you are invited to a special fundraiser preview screening of the almost finished work in progress, Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up, a new documentary by IPS Fellow and award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau, with Jack Willis.

In the 1990s, Florida-based exiles began bombing tourist sites, the backbone of Cuba's economy. An Italian tourist died in one of the bomb attacks. Since the FBI did not arrest the bombers in Miami, Havana sent agents there to infiltrate and report on the violent groups. Instead of stopping the perpetrators of terrorism, the FBI arrested five Cuban men. They were tried in Miami and given draconian sentences despite a dramatic absence of evidence against them.

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