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LOS ANGELES SCREENING
"USA vs AL-ARIAN"
APRIL 17th - ONE NIGHT ONLY
Multi-awarded documentary film about controversial “terrorism-trial” to be screened in Los Angeles (Irvine) with panel discussion after the film.
“USA vs Al-Arian” is a disturbing film on freedom of speech in post 9/11 America and political persecution. The film follows the arrest and trial of Sami Al-Arian, an Arab-American university professor accused of supporting a terrorist organization abroad. For two and a half years Dr. Al-Arian was held in solitary confinement, denied basic privileges and given limited access to his attorneys. The film is an intimate family portrait documenting how a tight-knit family unravels before our very eyes as trial preparations, strategy and media spin consume their lives. Norwegian director Line Halvorsen has made a damning portrait of the case focusing on the trial’s emotional toll. This is a nightmare come to life, as a man is prosecuted for his beliefs rather than his actions.
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Tickets - $10 a seat
All proceeds go to Sami Al-Arian’s legal defense fees.
Tickets also available at CAIR-LA.
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information or to purchase a ticket.
There will be a panel discussion after the film with:
- Laila Al-Arian, daughter of Sami Al-Arian
- Ahmed Bedier,
representative from CAIR
Woodbridge 5 Theater
4626 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604
April 17th, 2008 at 7:00 - 10:00 PM
After three years in solitary confinement and a trial with no convictions, Dr. Al-Arian agreed to a plea bargain where he would be released soon after May 1, 2006 and then leave the country. However, judge James S. Moody imposed a sentence that was 11 months beyond the plea agreement, forcing Dr. Al-Arian to remain in prison until April 2007. Dr. Al-Arian is still not released today. He is being held in contempt of court because the Prosecution has not honored its agreement to release him without forcing him to testify against others.
"USA vs AL-ARIAN" IN LOS ANGELES
WHEN: April 17th, 2007 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Woodbridge 5 Theater
4626 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604, USA
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The screenings sponsors and endorsers are The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); MSA West; The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California; The Islamic Center of Irvine and and The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine.
For more information about the film please visit the rest of this site. See menu on top. For more news about Dr. Al-Arian’s case see www.freesamialarian.com Click here to watch a video On YouTube.