In Dirty Wars, investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill takes us on a journey through the secret world of America's covert wars around the globe. Between CIA agents, military personnel, US backed warlords, and survivors of night raids and drone strikes, we are given an inside look at America's hidden global battlefield.
Showtime is 4:10. We'll begin gathering in the lobby to the right of the front doors starting at 3:45, then go in and get seats about 10 minutes before the show starts. I'll be wearing a Meetup pin. Afterwards, we'll go out to one of the nearby eateries for food, drinks, and discussion.
While Sunday afternoon shows are sometimes sparsely attended (like last week), the Kendall is also known to suddenly sell out large blocks of tickets to special interest groups. So if you know you want to go, it's a good idea to get advance tickets. If you decide not to go, you can get a refund online up to an hour before showtime.
Ticket refund and other customer service info
Street parking is free on Sundays with no neighborhood parking restrictions, and the Kendall validates parking in the nearby lot. Also, the Kendall/MIT Red Line stop is a few blocks away.
Hope to see you there :)
From the Kendall Website:
Part political thriller and part detective story, the documentary Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, on a gripping journey into the heart of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. What begins as a report into a U.S. night raid gone terribly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the "kill list," including U.S. citizens. Drawn into the stories and lives of the people he meets along the way, Scahill is forced to confront the painful consequences of a war spinning out of control, as well as his own role as a journalist. Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name, leaving haunting questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice. Original score by the Kronos Quartet.
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