Fifty-four percent of Americans think torture is "sometimes" or "often" justified, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press (Harper's Index, March 2010).  --  On Wednesday, the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture (WRSCAT) will co-sponsor a showing of "The Response," a 30-minute film on Guantanamo; a panel of speakers will discuss the issues raised by the film, including Arsalan Bukhari, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, and Joseph McMillan, from the Perkins Coie legal defense team for Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's personal driver.[1]  --  The film was shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Awards.[2] ...


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WHAT: "The Response," new 30-min. film based on Guantanamo transcripts
WHO: Amnesty International, co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture (WRSCAT), and Veterans For Peace-Tacoma Chapter
WHEN: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 -- 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Johnson Hall #102, University of Washington, Seattle

Amnesty International presents a screening of "The Response," an award-winning courtroom drama exploring the trial of a suspected enemy combatant, based on actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals.  This powerful film has not yet been released to the general public.  Besides the 30-minute film screening, a panel of speakers will discuss the issues, including Arsalan Bukhari, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, and Joseph McMillan, from the Perkins Coie legal defense team for Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's personal driver.  Co-sponsors include Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture (WSRCAT), and the Veterans for Peace-Tacoma chapter. 

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Info on the film:

http://www.theresponsemovie.com/The_Response_Movie/Welcome.html