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Filmmakers of the documentary, Fog of War, to speak at UC Berkeley, Feb 4

28 January 2004

ATTENTION: Political editors and writers, film writers

Contact: Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651 ckm@pa.urel.berkeley.edu

A showing of film clips from the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Fog of War," followed by a panel discussion between former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and film director Errol Morris, both alumni of the University of California, Berkeley. Mark Danner, a writer and UC Berkeley journalism professor, will moderate.

The film tells the story of America and conflict in the 20th century as witnessed by McNamara, who played roles in World War II, the Cold War and Vietnam. It explores how the United States government justifies the use of military might.

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Zellerbach Auditorium, on Lower Sproul Plaza, just northwest of the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way.

The film combines archival footage, newly declassified White House recordings, recreated scenes and an original score by composer Philip Glass.

Sponsors are the Goldman Forum on the Press and Foreign Affairs at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, the Office of the Chancellor, Pacific Film Archive and the Commonwealth Club.

Tickets are $5 for Commonwealth Club members, $10 for non-members and free for UC Berkeley students. For tickets, call (510) 643-3274 or visit the Zellerbach Auditorium ticket office. Commonwealth Club members must reserve tickets through the club.