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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. @BruceKGagnon

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Showing in Brunswick October 12

NEW JEJU TRAILER MASTER from Mark Kaplan on Vimeo.

Village versus Empire

A film by South African filmmaker Mark Kaplan

Thursday, October 12
7:30 pm
The Frontier Café & Cinema

Village versus Empire is set on Jeju Island, off the coast of the Korean peninsula – one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Nature’, and also known as The Island of Stone, Peace Island and a Woman’s Island – a place of beauty and wonder, with more UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites than any single geographic location on Earth.

But, there is trouble in this paradise.  It has been transformed – militarized.  Its fragile ecology and ancient shamanistic traditions are being devastated by the construction of a Navy base for US warships that is perceived by the islanders as a globally dangerous provocation which imperils the island’s future and masks its troubled history.

Village versus Empire, dramatizes the threat to Island life and nature, through the eyes and performances of a shaman artist, Dohee Lee, born on the island and deeply troubled by its transformation, the activists who contest its occupation, the residents who have lived through its changes and the archive through which its traumatic past is uncovered.

Tickets: $8

This screening is sponsored by PeaceWorks

Info: 443-9502

This film will likely sell out on October 12 so we suggest getting advance tickets from the Frontier Cinema here   

DVD's can be ordered from the filmmaker by contacting    


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