7. "The Panama Deception" video segment
It won the Academy Award for best documentary and was directed by Barbara Trent. This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. The excuse given was to get the drug lord, General Noriega, who had been on the CIA's payroll for 20 years. We see not only the devastation we did to poor cities in Panama, but also how our media was complicit in the way all of this was presented to the American public. Some of the people featured in this video are, professors Michael Parenti and Peter Dale Scott, Jeff Cohen (executive director of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting or FAIR), Mark Hertsguaard (journalist and author), Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll (Ret. U.S.N.), U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of New Yourk, Sabina Virgo (national labor organizer) and various Panamanian human rights activists. (Actress) Elizabeth Montgomery narrates this excellent video. To order video, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-832-4369.
This video totals 22 minutes and must be downloaded in 2 parts:
Part 1 - To download 11.5 minute video clip, (2.9MB) click on http://www.peace.ca/panama1.wmv
Part 2 - To download 11 minute video clip, (2.7MB) click on http://www.peace.ca/panama2.wmv
Windows Media Player 6.4 or later is required to view video