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A protest with a difference against Bush visit

Kochi: In a unique protest against US President George Bush’s India visit, the Anti-Bush Campaign Committee here is organising a three-day festival of documentary films from March 3 depicting alleged atrocities by the US in different countries. Twelve documentaries will be screened as part of the festival.

Noted Malayalam film actor Murali will inaugurate the festival, Committee convenor C R Neelakanthan told reporters. Among the films to be screened are ‘The Last Stand of Salvador Allende’, portraying the final hours of the Chilean leader and ‘Breaking the Silence’ by John Pilger, based on the war on the US invasion in Afghanistan, he said.

A four-minute musical ‘America America’ by K P Sasi depicts the ‘US urge to wage war against erring nations.’ The film ‘Mazhar Bahari’ by the Iranian film director tells the story of the realities behind the US invasion of Iraq.

The other films to be screened are: ‘El Salvadore- Another Vietnam’, ‘Bombies’, ‘We Interrupt this Empire’, ‘Colour and Anthem’, ‘Peace and Liberty Rally’, ‘Stop Killing my Kids’, ‘Still life’ and ‘Battle’s Poison cloud- Vietnam war.