The winner of multiple-international awards, the documentary, gLittle Birds - How many children have you killed in Iraq?h will be screened in four US cities: New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Austin!! The dates for it are: Jan. 25th to Feb. 9th, 2007. The director, Takeharu Watai will be visiting each screening to give talks and answer questions. Donft miss your chance to see this much-discussed film.

Winner of the 2005 Human Rights Award at the Locarno International Film Festival, the independently-produced documentary, "Little Birds" is a result of 123 hours of footage shot in Iraq over a span of a year and a half by Japan's award-winning video journalist, Takeharu Watai. Edited down to 102 minutes and released in Japanese theaters in 2005, the film has since then been screened over 200 times domestically.


SCREENING & LECTURE SCHEDULE:
¥January 25, Thursday Chicago, IL
DePaul University - Screening and Q&A

¥January 26, Friday Chicago, IL
University of Chicago - Screening and Q&A

¥January 27, Saturday Oakland, CA
Humanist Hall - Screening & Talk with WATAI Takeharu and Carolyn Ho (mother of Lt. Ehren Watada*)
@ Film presented by Arab Film Festival: www.aff.org

¥January 28, Sunday San Francisco,CA
Women's Building - Screening & Talk with WATAI Takeharu and Carolyn Ho (mother of Lt. Ehren Watada*)
@ Film presented by Arab Film Festival: www.aff.org

*Lt.Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse
deployment to the Iraq war. Lt.Watda faces court-martial charges and six
years of prison if found guilty. For more information: www.thankyoult.org

¥January 31, Wednesday@Austin, TX
Alamo Drafthouse -Alamo Downtown Theater - Screening + Q&A
http://www.originalalamo.com/downtown/frames.asp

¥February 1st, Thursday@ Austin, TX
University of Texas - Lecture at Professor of Journalism, Robert Jensen's class

¥February 7, Wednesday New York, NY
777 United Nations Plaza 5:30PM - 8PM - Screening + Q&A
Contact: Peace Boat US,
TEL: 212-687-7214, MAILFinfo@peaceboat-us.org

¥February 8, Thursday & 9, Friday@ Ithaca, NY
Cornell University - Lecture by WATAI Takeharu

¥February 9, Friday@ Ithaca, NY
Cornell University - Screening and Q&A


WINNER OF:
2005 Locarno International Film Festival Winner of Human Rights Award
OFFICIAL SELECTION :
2005 International Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
2005 Montreal International Film Festival
2005 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2006 Singapore International Film Festival
2006 Raindance International Film Festival

Director Profile: WATAI Takeharu
Born in 1971 Japan. Watai is a freelance video journalist and a member of Asia Press International, a news agency consisting of a group of independent journalists. His extensive experience covering conflict-ridden areas around the globe include reports of the crisis in Sudan, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. For his reporting activities, he received the 2003 Vaughn-Ueda Awards Special Prize and the 41st Galaxy Awards Excellent Reporting Prize. In 2005 he published a book by the same title, gLittle Birds.h

The director welcomes press interviews and any other publicity concerning gLittle Birdsh US screenings.

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