Film documenting the effects of the Patriot Act and other post 9/11 government actions that threaten civil liberties is open to the public and freeThe ACLU of Virginia and the Muslim Student Association at Virginia Commonwealth University are co-sponsoring a screening of the documentary Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties on Wednesday, February 2 at the Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons at the Monroe Park Campus. Doors open at 6:30; film begins at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.
Unconstitutional is a groundbreaking documentary that details the erosion of civil liberties since 9/11. In the rush to pass the USA Patriot Act, intelligence agencies including the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security Department and local law enforcement have been empowered to "protect freedom and democracy" by destroying freedom and democracy. The film boldly depicts the truth about the rapid loss of American civil liberties since 9/11, telling the story of those who been persecuted under the Patriot Act and those who are fighting back.
After the film, there will be a panel discussion and a question and answer session with the audience.
“Audiences have a strong reaction to this powerful documentary,” said ACLU of Virginia executive director Kent Willis America. “For many viewers it is the first real inside look at the flawed process used to rush the Patriot Act through Congress. It is also the first time they get to hear real people tell how their lives have been turned inside out by this law.”
Robert Greenwald is the executive producer of Unconstitutional. It was written, produced and directed by Nonny de la Peña and sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Contact: Kent Willis, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia, 804-644-8022