Both a trenchant indictment of war profiteering in Iraq and a memorial for those not included in the military's death toll, Iraq for Sale is a work of intense disillusionment; the wounds are fresh and the testimony of civilian contractors and their bereaved family members is appropriately raw. Truck drivers who went to Iraq believing their safety to be a priority of Halliburton/KBR, only to be sent down a road to likely death, don't mince words when talking about the kind of men they believe their former bosses to be. And as Robert Greenwald's chronicle of corporate greed and impropriety unfolds, a larger question emerges: At what point do these companies and the Pentagon become indistinguishable? For those who have let the war drift into the background noise of talking heads, Iraq for Sale is a much-needed reminder of the criminal negligence of those who led the troops into this mess and those who have gotten rich off of it. Greenwald, who was also the brains behind documentaries Outfoxed and Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price will be in attendance to answer questions following this special screening.
Fri., Aug. 31, 9:30 p.m.