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
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
Maryknoll World Productions
P. O. Box 308
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0308
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