Iraq: the War We're Not Allowed to See

Slide show given by Present Tense

Iraq: the War We're Not Allowed to See
Present Tense: Films and Discussion presents an opportunity to take a look at the reality of civilian and military casualties, war trauma, and the treatment of soldiers by the military in the Iraq war.

Slides of civilian and military casualties will be presented with narration by Dr. Gene Bolles, Chief Neurosurgeon for wounded soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and by Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, an Iraqi-American doctor who has family in Iraq. Warning: the slides are graphic and may be disturbing. (15-20 minutes)

This presentation will be followed by a panel and discussion, moderated by Janaki Lefils, of KGNU.

Panelists include

Andrew Pogany: Veteran of the war in Iraq. Read his dramatic story in the Boulder Weekly, written by Joel Warner, 2/20/05 or on the web (google "Andrew Pogany").

Dr. Gene Bolles: Chief of Neurosurgery at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany for two years where he treated thousands of casualties.

Dr. Charles Clark: Military Psychiatrist during the war in Vietnam and at NATO Headquarters in Europe. Dr. Clark has worked extensively within the VA system, treating victims of war trauma.

Dr. Robert Scaer: Neurologist, expert in social and war trauma. Author of "The Body Bears the Burden" and "The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency," which is due out this spring.

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi: lived in Iraq as a child, returned to the United States with her family, and earned a medical degree. She last visited Iraq in 2004 to visit relatives and to witness the reality of civilians during the occupation. You can read more about her on the Global Exchange website.

Iraq: the War We're Not Allowed to See

$3.00 (suggested donation)

Sponsored by The Boulder Weekly

Tue April 12, 2005, 7:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium



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