Pax Christi screens film about torture

June 19, 2010

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TX, June 8, 2010: The Response, an award-winning film about an enemy combatant trial by a Guantanamo Bay military tribunal, will be screened at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th, at the Columban Mission Center, 816 Magoffin Avenue. at the intersection with St. Vrain Street in El Paso.

The Response, a courtroom drama based on actual transcripts, received a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association. It was also nominated for an Oscar. Aasif Mandvi (of The Daily Show) plays the alleged terrorist. Kate Mulgrew and Peter Riegert play two of the judges.

The public is cordially invited to attend this eye-opening film. After the showing, light refreshments will be served during a short discussion of the film. Also, attendees will be invited to send post cards to the president and Congress opposing torture.

Pax Christi El Paso joins the Columban Fathers in sponsoring this film in observance of Torture Awareness Month. For further information, contact Fr. Al Utzig at +1 915 539 0801.

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