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Islamic rage at U.S. topic of documentary to be screened at BYU's Kennedy Center Jan. 22

Brigham Young University's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will screen the documentary "Why U.S.?" on Wednesday (Jan. 22) at 1:30 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Produced by Cody P. Shearer, president of the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Washington, D.C., the documentary is an attempt to explain why the United States has become a target for rage in the Islamic world.

This screening is free and open to the campus community and the general public. For more information on this documentary, see the IIMCR Web site ( http://www.iimcr.org).

"This documentary provides an excellent continuation of our discourse on the impending war with Iraq, globalization and the declared war on terrorism," said Cory Leonard, Kennedy Center assistant director.

The 75-minute film features commentary from some of the best minds in the United States and abroad. The list includes former U.S. officials Lee Hamilton and Dennis DeConcini; foreign ministers David Owen of England and Gareth Evans of Australia; Secretary General of the Arab League Amr Moussa; academics Fawaz Gerges, Fred Halliday and Gary Sick; and journalists Seymour Hersh and Robin Wright.

"Why U.S.?" illustrates the need for Americans to be better informed about foreign affairs. "If Americans want a friendly relationship with the rest of the world they must understand who those people are, what they think, how they live, and why," says Shearer.

Shearer and director Dan Lindsay will be present to answer questions from the audience following the screening.

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