Artists' Television Access


Presented by Deep Dish TV

Wednesday, March 30, 2005, 8:00 pm, $5

Deep Dish Television announces special Bay Area screenings of an installment of their recently completed series Shocking and Awful: A Grassroots Response to War. The Real Face of Occupation, which includes rarely seen footage of the war in Iraq shot by videographers David Martinez and Urban Hamid. Their work can also be seen in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.  Martinez’s footage from Fallujah is being used to as key testimony in the World Tribunal on War Crimes in Iraq which will take place in Istanbul this coming June.  The Real Face of Occupation was co-coordinated by producers Jacquie Soohen and Brandon Jourdan for Deep Dish TV.

The Real Face of Occupation shows footage from March 2003 to April 2004.
From civilian testimony of a US military attack on a clearly marked ambulance to the destruction of sewage systems, the daily struggle of Iraqis to meet their basic human needs is the focus of this installment of the series. It is one of thirteen programs in the Shocking and Awful series that comprises the work of over 100 independent video activists from around the world.  Several hundred-community cable channels around
the United States have carried the shows, as well as Free Speech TV on the Dish Network.

The first national satellite network to reach access channels, Deep Dish TV was founded in 1986. It aims to produce thought-provoking programming that educates viewers by showing them a perspective rarely seen on mainstream news.

‘Mandate?’, a half-hour documentary by Indymedia Video and the Glass Bead Collective, shows resistance at the January 20th inauguration of George W.Bush. The film shows the issues behind the re-election of Bush and the reaction from protestors to the most expensive inauguration in US history.

After the screening, there will be a screening of footage from Fallujah, a new film from Deep Dish producers Brandon Jourdan and Brian Drolet.  The footage includes rare, never-before seen footage from the US military offensive in November and December 2004.
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Deep Dish producer and filmmaker Brandon Jourdan.

          Brandon Jourdanis an independent filmmaker, journalist, and writer. He was a coordinating producer and editor on Deep Dish’s award-winning Shocking and Awful series, which has played at the Museum of Modern Art in January of 2005.  He is a founder of the North Carolina Independent Media Center and has worked over the last year with the NYC Indymedia Video Team on a half-hour weekly television show entitled Blacked-Out Media. He has contributed to Democracy Now!, Now with Bill Moyers, Free Speech Television, the INN World Report, and to Amnesty International video projects.  He was a media coordinator with the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine during June and July of 2002. While in North Carolina, he worked with Academy-Award winning director Barbara Trent on two Empowerment Project documentaries. He has spoken at various universities about the role of independent media and has been a guest on NPR Talk of the Nation.


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