November 18, 2010
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have claimed the lives of over 5,000 members of our armed forces. In his documentary, Full Disclosure, journalist and filmmaker Brian Palmer explores the human costs of war and the tragic consequences of miscommunication on the battlefield. From 2004 through 2006, Palmer was embedded three times with the First Battalion/Second Marine Regiment in Iraq. During that time he experienced ambushes and IED explosions, all while capturing the effects of war on the marines and on himself. Palmer will come to Drexel to screen his film and hold a discussion on life in a warzone as an embedded reporter on Thursday, November 18th at 7 PM in University Crossing’s Large Screening Room (028).
Over his twenty year career as a journalist, Palmer has been a CNN correspondent, Beijing Bureau Chief for US News & World Report and writer for Fortune magazine. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Newsday, Mother Jones, Huffington Post and theVillage Voice. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times, US News and World Report and others. Palmer is a fellow at NYU Law School’s Center on Law and Security and is on the faculty of the School for Visual Arts. The film screening and talk is the latest program of the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.
What: A Reporter’s Journey Through War featuring Brian Palmer
Where: University Crossings (3175 JFK Blvd) Large Screening Room (Room 028)
When: Thursday, November 18th 7 PM
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Information: 215-895-1029 or visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal<http://www.drexel.edu/westphal>