Screening and Discussion with: Robert Greenwald and Jim Miller

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The Common Good was proud to present a special screening of Robert Greenwald’s new documentary Rethink Afghanistan about the US military presence in Afghanistan following the September 11th attacks. Jim Miller, the Executive Director of Brave New Films joins Greenwald in discussion of the film.

Robert Greenwald is the president of Brave New Foundation as well as being a producer, director and political activist. Greenwald is the director/producer of several documentaries: “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers” (2006), “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” (2005), and “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War of Journalism” (2004). He also executive produced a trilogy of political documentaries: “Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election” (2002); “Uncovered: The Iraq War” (2003), which Greenwald also directed; and “Unconstitutional” (2004). His films have garnered 25 EMMY Award nominations, four Cable ACE awards nomination, two Golden Globes, the Peabody Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Award and eight awards of excellence from the Film Advisory Board. In 2002 Greenwald was awarded the 2002 Producer of the Year Award by the American Film Institute.

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Jim Miller is the Executive Director for Brave New Foundation. He joined the company when the Foundation was initially formed by putting together the coalition of over 100 groups (including Amnesty International, MoveOn True Majority, and Voters For Peace) to push their unique system of distributuion and house screenings for Iraq For Sale. Since then Jim has strengthened their distribution coalition so that their short videos now get 1.5 million views per month. His film experience began over 20 years ago working on the film Bull Durham and includes being the Director of Development for The Shooting Gallery, an independent film company which produced ‘Sling Blade’ and ‘You Can Count on Me’, and Head of Acquisitions for Cinema Park Distribution.

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