NOT IN OUR NAME Presents
Fear Will Not Silence Us
An anti-militarism art show
Opening Night: Saturday, August 21st, 7pm till late
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Produced in collaboration with youth activists from ROOTS, MILITARY MYTHS offers an update to IT'S NOT JUST A JOB, a video produced in the early 1980s by Paper Tiger TV and the War Resisters League, a video intended to inspire young people to make more balanced decisions about their future. Young people today are smacked with military advertisements and recruiters coming into their schools and communities offering sign-up bonuses, money for education, and job training. MILITARY MYTHS takes a critical look at the military's promises. The producers contrast media representations of war and military life with the personal experiences of veterans who have gone to war. Interviews with activists and students are also presented along with statistics from the Veterans Administration, CCCO, SLDN, and recent Pentagon studies that lay clear the myths of military life.
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This event is made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.