The Eyes Wide Open film series - U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice – Rome

.Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, 8pm.




The Killing$ of Tony Blair
a George Galloway film, UK, 2016, 95 min.

A lively, incisive and entertaining look:
at how Blair rose, practically from nowhere, to hijack the Labour Party and then drive it to
      destruction (his first killing – although now, miraculously, Corbyn has just resurrected it);

at how a million people lie dead as a result of the Blair era – in Afghanistan, Lebanon,
Iraq, Pakistan, and even on the streets of western capitals, like London and Madrid
(his second killing);

at how he feathered the beds of the rich and powerful and how finally, upon leaving
 office, he ruthlessly exploited his Downing Street contacts and climbed into those
feathered beds himself (his third “killing”).

Throughout the film, we learn how skillfully the minions of the ruling classes, in this case
Blair, manage to pass themselves off as champions of the middle and working classes.
Armed with this additional insight, we are invited to look around us to see who might be,
in today's world, the minions of the ruling classes fulfilling that very same role.

Circolo ARCI Arcobaleno, 1 Via Pullino (Metro Garbatella)
How to get there:
The film is in English and is free (but small donations are welcome). Arcobale­no membership
is €7 per year, valid for various discounts in Rome
.  Doors open at 7pm; film starts at 8pm; a
brief dis­cussion follows in English (but Italian is OK, too). Drinks (including artisan beers) and a
light dinner can be enjoyed before or during the film.
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Official Trailer:

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Interview with the director:


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The Spectator,         Time Out,         The Independent,


Background info on the man:
Tony Blair: Fake Faith and Epic Crimes
by John Pilger