March 10, 2012
Called “stinging and satirical” by the Kenyon Review, Another Life is a roller-coaster ride, surreal and real, through the past ten years which tells of the titanic struggle between a mogul and his physician daughter who become embedded in the War on Terror torture program. Greed, war-lust, and sexual enslavement lead to a subtle but growing resistance and whistle-blowing.
Each evening the audience will share a dialogue with a speaker as part of a “Festival of Conscience”. Festival speakers will range from human rights activists, lawyers, and authors who have helped influence the shape of Another Life. The goal of this three-week series is to foster meaningful dialogues across disciplines to address the most pressing questions facing us today: What kind of nation have we become? What kind of country do we want to be?
On Saturday, March 10, Joshua Phillips, author of None of Us Were Like This Before, will speak on a panel about the effects of participating in torture on US soldiers with Zeke Johnson from Amnesty International as part of Another Life.
Visit the Irondale Center's website to buy tickets.
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tune into the Firedoglake Book Salon on Saturday, February 18 at 2pm PST (5pm EST) to join author Joshua E.S. Phillips in an online discussion of his book None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture. In real time, participants, led by TruthOut's Jason Leopold, will weigh in on Phillips' incisive account of how ordinary soldiers in a US tank battalion, ill trained for the responsibilities foisted upon them, descended into the degradation of abuse.