September Project Film Showing: Charlie Wilson's War
The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library, as part of its activities for the International September Project, will screen the film Charlie Wilson's War. The film is based on the 2003 book by George Crile entitled Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History. The film and book present the true story of Charles Wilson, U.S. Congressman from Southeast Texas that, with allies in the CIA and wealthy social circles, enables a campaign to assist the mujahideen in Afghanistan to fight against the invading Soviets. Is Charlie Wilson a hero? What were the consequences of his actions? Come seek answers to those questions, get a glimpse of how the federal government works in this film, and learn about a piece of history not often mentioned. We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Newsom, Senior Lecturer from UT Tyler's History Department is our featured speaker for the evening. He will deliver some remarks before the film to help put the film in context, and he will answer questions from the audience after the film. The event details are as follows: What: Film Screening: Charlie Wilson's War When: Thursday September 30, 2010 Time: Event starts at 7:00pm. Where: Room L-401, Muntz Library This event is free and open to the public.