ARMS FOR THE POOR

ARMS FOR THE POOR
(25 minutes) USA
Directors/Producers: John Ankele and Anne Macksound
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DESCRIPTION/

Arms for the Poor is a half-hour documentary with Oscar Arias, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Dalai Lama and other experts on how U.S. weapons makers influence Congress to sell weapons to the developing world and the destabilizing effect those sales have on poor countries. American weapons are exported to almost any nation in the world regardless of the international implications of the sale, with little consideration to the human rights record or the financial status of the country. American arms sales remain at the same level they were at the height of the Cold War.

BIOGRAPHY/
Anne Macksoud and John Ankele have collaborated on film and video documentaries for more than fifteen years. Their work has been broadcast on PBS stations, ABC-TV and cable networks and has been shown at the Margaret Mead and Florence Film festivals, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian. Arms for the Poor was screened on Capitol Hill for members of congress and at a documentary film series sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts. Anne and John have just completed a documentary on Globalization and Hunger for Maryknoll World Productions and a PBS special, Writing Down Your Life, which documents a writing program for elders (begun by Dr. Thomas Cole) that helps them to "find their voices through Life Story writing."


CONTACT/
Darlene R. Torres
Maryknoll World Productions
P. O. Box 308
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0308
E-mail: dtorres@maryknoll.org
URL: www.maryknollworld.org

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