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The following is a distribution from Hedy Weinberg of the ACLU-TN:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) will host
the Tennessee premiere of "Unconstitutional," the latest groundbreaking
documentary produced by acclaimed filmmaker Robert Greenwald, in Knoxville
on Tuesday, September 14, 2004.
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The one hour film will be shown at 7:00 p.m at The University of
Tennessee Law School in Room 132.
A panel discussion will follow at 8:00 p.m . Panelists include Mike
Whalen, criminal defense attorney, Dr. Otis Stephens, professor at
University of Tennessee Law School, and Steve Cook, assistant United
States District Attorney for the Eastern Tennessee Office.Ben Pressnell,
attorney and member of the ACLU-TN Board of Directors, will moderate the
panel. The Knoxville event is free and open to the public.
"Unconstitutional" boldly explores the constitutional and legal
problems resulting from the USA PATRIOT Act while showing the devastating
human impact it has had on families, immigrants, and citizens. Included are
interviews with ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and a diverse cross
section of people, including Vincent Cannistrao, former director of the
CIA's counter-terrorism operations and Sam Hamoui, whose parents and sister
were detained under Attorney General John Ashcroft's "Absconder
Apprehension Initiative;" Anne Turner, Librarian at Santa Cruz Public
Library; and Bob Barr, former Republican Congressman from Georgia.
By focusing on the personal stories of real people, Greenwald aims to
reveal how paranoia, fear and racial profiling have led to gross
infringements on freedom and democracy without strengthening national
For more information, please call the ACLU-TN Office at 320-7142.
Posted by dbuck
Sept. 08, 2004