Go Behind The Green Wave April 17th

As historic change sweeps Africa and the Middle East, the Chesapeake Film Festival is offering a timely special screening of the extraordinary film The Green Wave, hosted by former ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Barrie Dunsmore. The evening begins with drinks, Middle Eastern hors d’oeuvres and a brief overview of issues facing the region by Dunsmore. After the screening, guests will refresh plates and glasses for a discussion of the history of the Arab World, US foreign policy challenges and what the future may hold.

Called “a remarkable portrait of modern political rebellion” by the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, The Green Wave is a groundbreaking animated documentary by Ali Samadi Ahadi about the protests and violent suppression following the 2009 election in Iran. By using innovative animation and participants’ own words, Ahadi gives viewers firsthand insight into the extraordinary courage of ordinary people pursuing their freedom. “It is as fresh as today’s headlines in its relevance to the revolutions sweeping the Arab World today” special guest Dunsmore said of the film.

A fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Mr. Dunsmore knows the region and its leaders intimately from his work with ABC News, having reported extensively on the Middle East from Israeli troops capture of the Suez Canal in 1967 to Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy of 1973 to the signing of the historic Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty of 1979. In his extensive career, Dunsmore reported from more than one hundred countries on the foreign policies of seven US Presidents, covering virtually every significant world event, from the Iran Hostage crisis to the fall of the Berlin Wall to the launch of the Gulf War.

“It will be an exciting night,” said CFF Special Events Director Corrie James, “with wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine, a remarkable film and an enlightening discussion with a respected journalist – a treat for film lovers and news enthusiasts alike.”

Drinks and Middle Eastern Hors d’oeuvres, Film and Discussion – $35
Sunday, April 17th – doors open 5:30pm, film at 6 pm
Talbot County Historical Society Auditorium 17 S. Washington Street
Tickets available at chesapeakefilmfestival.com or call 410.822.1012 for reservations.