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Saul Landau Film Series: The CIA Case Officer
July 25, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films with distinguished guests.
Saul Landau, is an Emmy-winning, internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang.
The CIA Case Officer is an in-depth character portrait of a former CIA official, John Stockwell, who served the CIA for 12 years, mostly in Africa and Vietnam. Soon after his last assignment as chief of the Angolan Task Force during 1975 and early 1976, he resigned from the CIA. Stockwell talks with candor and introspection about his career and the disillusionment, which let to his decision to leave the CIA. He reveals heretofore unknown information about CIA practices and policies. This documentary raises questions about conscience, morality and intelligence gathering.
These screenings are free and open to the public but a suggested $5 donation will be appreciated. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. Please note: The location for any particular screening may vary. Please let us know you’re coming by sending an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Films in the Series:
- July 25 – The CIA Case Officer (1975)
- August 22 – Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1980)
- September 26 – The Uncompromising Revolution (1988)
- October 24 –The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1997)
- November 28 – WE DON’T PLAY GOLF HERE and other stories of globalization (2007)
- January 23, 2013 – Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up (2011)