Eyes Wide Open Film Series

2016-2017 season


GIOVEDI' 20 OTTOBRE ore 20.00

Gun Nation


 -- Director Zed Nelson offers a gripping portrait of America's unending love affair with personal firearms, by interviewing the gun owners he photographed 18 years ago for his award-winning book of the same name.   A chilling but incisive look into the mentality marking much of U.S. culture.  Thirty minutes long, with a lively discussion sure to follow






Where to Invade Next

(in italiano: "Dove invadere dopo")  film documentario statunitense

del 2015

scritto e diretto da

Michael Moore












GIOVEDI' 17 NOVEMBRE ore 20.00


John Goetz
(DK 2015)


The chase for NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden was the largest, world-wide manhunt ever conducted in history.  And yet, despite everything, Snowden managed to slip though the mesh tightly drawn by the NSA, CIA, FBI, State Department, NATO and Interpol. How did he do it? "Cherchez la femme" is a part of the answer: the film reveals the vital help offered him by a strong-willed woman sent by Wikileaks.  But there is more, including State Department blundering, Chinese invisible diplomacy and pure luck.

The film is a documentary but shot and narrated like a thriller.


GIOVEDI' 1° DICEMBRE ore 20.00



co-directed by Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan and Palestinian visual artist and director Amer Shomali.

(Palestina 2014)

hilarious, award winning, animated documentary




GIOVEDI' 19  GENNAIO  ore 20.00

The director of the award-winning film "Selma", Ava DuVernay, investigates how, in the U.S. today, thousands of Black people get put into slavery and deprived of their right to vote...legally, because of a loophole in the 13th amendment.  A must see. "Simmers with anger and burns with eloquence" - LA Times


GIOVEDI' 2  FEBBRAIO  ore 20.00

From the Prologue: "We live in a world where the powerful deceive us. We know they lie, they know we know, they don't care. We say we care, but we do nothing. And nothing ever changes. It's normal. Welcome to post-truth politics."  A highly suggestive work of art, HyperNormalization will open your eyes to connections you had never considered between the political and social events of the past half century.  Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris once said: "I want to be Adam Curtis when I grow up."  At his third film only, Curtis has become a master.


GIOVEDI' 16  FEBBRAIO  ore 20.00



Directed by

Oliver Stone


With Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Edward), Shailene Woodley (Lindsay)






The untold personal story of Edward Snowden, who exposed the NSA's shocking, illegal, spy activities against us all, and became the most wanted man on the planet.


GIOVEDI' 2  MARZO  ore 20.00


by Matthew Heineman

(USA, 2015, 100 min.)


A full immersion into the hair-raising world of Mexi­can drug traffickers, people smugglers, citizen vigilantes and... quiet heroes.


You're against Trump's wall along the Mexican/U.S. border? Of course! But first watch this documentary. Then oppose the wall, having seen what life down there is like, and why so many people think they need it.


GIOVEDI' 16  MARZO  ore 20.00

The Brainwashing

of my Dad  


by Jen Senko




The story of a media phenomenon - right-wing talk radio and then Fox News - that changed a father and divided a nation. See where Trumpism came from.







Thursday, March 30th:

the Occupation

of the American Mind:

Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States



 How Israel has managed to win the battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of American citizens, despite worldwide condemnation of its occupation of Palestine.


Thursday, April 13th:

The Kill Team




The major cause of death among U.S. troops in Afghanistan is suicide. This film examines the immense psychological pressure troops there face, how war crimes become a game and how trying to denounce them makes a soldier... the enemy.




Thursday, April 27th:

We Come as Friends




A surreal, moving, infuriating, breathtaking portrait of South Sudan, in the throes of a post-colonialism that is “post” in name only. More than a political pamphlet, the film is a mosaic of images that make you feel what people there feel.


 Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8pm













 Exposing Imperialism in Haiti

Ed Augustin

Havana, 2014


Absolutely sensational footage showing, minute by minute, the U.S. coup d'etat in Haiti to overturn the democratic Aristide government and install a police state obedient to Washington. At last, a camera has captured what happens - unreported - in so many other countries where Marines are sent in to "restore democracy".  Mind-boggling.

A must see for any political activist... and for all citizens of conscience.


For the Official Trailer, photos and background info:   http://bit.ly/haiti-4

or  http://www.peaceandjustice.it/ewo/2017-09.html


Thursday, May 25th:

Do Not Resist




Tribeca Best Documentary.

A stunning look at America's newly militarized police forces: from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team to a police training seminar that teaches "righteous violence” to real scenes of soldier cops in action in Ferguson.


Thursday, June 8th:

The Other Side of Immigration USA



Why so many people leave the Mexican countryside to work in the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities left behind. A fresh per-spective on undocumented immigration and an invitation to rethink the question.


Thursday, June 22nd:

The Killing$ of Tony Blair




Tony Blair deceitfully destroyed the Labour Party as leader (while pocket-ing billions), deceitfully sold the country the Iraq war as Prime Minister (idem), yet today is honored as a man of peace and faith. The film shows how he pulled it off.


Thursday, October 12th

I Am Not Your Negro



“The story of the Negro in America is the story of America, and it is not a pretty story,” writes James Baldwin. The film recounts the lives and assassi-nations of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.


la collaborazione tra

Circolo arcobaleno e U.S. CITIZEN FOR PEACE & JUSTICE

è partita nel febbraio 2008


Alle 20 del GIOVEDI' (un giovedì si e uno no) la sala bar si riempie di gente proveniente da vari continenti (USA, India, Africa, America Latina) unita dall'uso della lingua inglese. Non mancano italiani, anche se pochi, attirati dall'occasione di vedere documenti che per lo più non sono stati distribuiti in Italia, né lo saranno in seguito.

Già dalle 19.00 anche la piccola cucina del Circolo si riempie, ma degli odori della ristorazione italiana, che poi continua ai tavoli della sala di proiezione.


I film sono per lo più documentari che rispecchiano l'impegno politico dei soci del cineforum, ma non mancano documentari ecologisti e qualche fiction.


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