Starr Forum: Friday Flicks

January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Screening of "A Forgotten Crime" 
(Elli Safari, Remmelt Lukkien, The Netherlands, 2014, color)

Film screening and discussion with John Tirman, executive director and principal research scientist, MIT Center for International Studies. Author of "Deaths of Others," and many other books and publications. 

During the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) Saddam Hussein bombarded Iran with chemical weapons, while the world looked on without interfering. In A Forgotten Crime political and military leaders, medical experts and contaminated people relate how this drama was experienced in isolated Iran. The film irresistibly drags the viewer into the ever increasing humanitarian, military and political drama of this chemical warfare, which has determined Iran's position in the international political arena until this very day. Former UN Secretary General Perez de Cuellar and Joost Hiltermann, author of A Poisonous Affair provide additional information. Contains unique archive material. Mostly filmed in Iran.

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served