NATIONAL BIRD * Nov. 2 * Bijou * 6pm
NATIONAL BIRD follows the harrowing journey of three U.S. military veteran whistleblowers determined to break the silence surrounding America’s secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless terror suspects, and despite the threat of being prosecuted, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America’s global drone strikes.
Q&A Discussion following film with:
Leah Bolger, Ret. US Navy Commander
Leah Bolger retired in 2000 from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Commander after twenty years of active duty service. She was elected as the first female President of Veterans For Peace (VFP) in 2012, and in 2013 was selected to present the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Peace Lecture at Oregon State University. She is the creator and coordinator of the “Drones Quilt Project.” She founded the Corvallis Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in January 2014. She serves as the Chair of the Coordinating Committee of “World Beyond War,” an international coalition to abolish war.kle.