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Citizen Clark… A Life of Principle: A Documentary About Human Rights activist Ramsey Clark with special Guest Frank Serpico
Saturday June 9 at 2 pm and 7 pm
This is a defining moment in the world: uprisings in the middle east, emerging democracies, secular and religious conflicts, new technologies that redefine how wars are waged and the interplay between surveillance to protect against terrorism and the right to privacy are occurring now and threaten the future as a new American President is determined to abuse the powers of his office.
Through an examination of his experiences and enriched by interviews with prominent and insightful leaders, this in-depth documentary will explore Ramsey Clark’s contributions on the national and world stage to human rights and justice and its implications for future generations.
The film is be narrated by actor/Human Rights activist Martin Sheen and in addition to Ramsey Clark, the following individuals appear in the documentary: Brian & Richard Becker, Jerry Berrigan, Blase Bonpane, Noam Chomsky, Miguel d’Escoto Brockman, Sara Flounders, Julie Gronlund, Mimi Gronlund, Abdeen Jabara, Gloria LaRiva, Barbara Lubin, Liz McAlister, Ralph Nader, William Newman, Victor Navasky, Stephen Pollak, Michael Ratner, ,John Richardson, Paul Scheele, Frank Serpico, Lynne Stewart, Senator Joseph Tydings, Alice Walker and Alexander Wohl.
Producer/Director Joseph C. Stillman is an award-winning filmmaker who has traveled the globe making substantive films and documentaries for forty-years. His latest project on Ramsey Clark’s life is an opportunity to bring to light the story of one of the worlds most dedicated individuals to the causes of peace, justice and human rights.
Frank Serpico- Executive Producer – Frank Serpico is an iconic NYC police detective (retired) – the first police officer not only in the history of the New York Police Department, but in the history of any police department in the entire United States, to step forward to report and subsequently testify openly about widespread, systematic police corruption-payoffs amounting to millions of dollars. He has worked tirelessly over the last 40+ years to support lamplighters, a term he prefers to use for “Whistleblowers,” and has spoken out against police corruption and brutality. Most recently, he has supported Colin Kaepernick in his efforts to shine light on inequality.
Frank is a fierce nature conservationist and animal lover. He has rehabbed a variety of animals and returned them to the wild with a special fondness for crows. He is the recipient of the 2001 Jolene Marion Memorial Award for the Advancement Animal Law.