World Wise Documentary Film Series: Stealing a Nation

Post-Screening Discussion with David Vine, associate professor of anthropology at American University and author of ‘Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia’

A 2004 Granada Television documentary about the plight of the people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British governments in the late 1960s and 1970s to Mauritius, 1,000 miles away, in order to make way for an American military base. The base, on the main island of Diego Garcia, was a launch pad for the invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. The film was written and directed by John Pilger, and produced and directed by Christopher Martin, with reconstruction footage directed by Sean Crotty. In English. (2004, 56 minutes)

Organized by McDaniel’s Global Initiatives. For more information, call 410-857-3376.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

Decker Auditorium (Lewis Hall of Science)

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