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Social Justice in White Rock

Why has America been fighting a war every decade since the 1940s?

In his  documentary, Why We Fight, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki argues that the business of making war has become too profitable for it not to.

The film will be presented by the White Rock Social Justice Film Society this Friday (Jan. 27, 7 p.m.) at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., the last of the society's Friday film series before the annual film festival returns Feb. 24-25.

In the Sundance award-winner, Jarecki revisits President Dwight Eisenhower's famous farewell address to the nation at the end of his second term in 1961, in which the man who had served as Supreme Allied Commander during World War Two warned Americans of the rise of a new force in US politics – the military-industrial complex.

Leading a post-film discussion and answering questions raised by the documentary will be well-known peace activist Prof. Peter Prontzos of Langara College.

Pre-show musical introduction will be provided by Raj Chatterjee at 6:45 p.m.

 

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