Fourth of Five-Part Series with Montalvo Arts Center
In this fourth installment in the IRAQ: REFRAME series with Montalvo
Arts Center, we enter into conversation with Dahr Jamail, an
independent journalist who went to Iraq in 2003 and embedded himself
with Iraqi people. His reports have been published in The Nation, The Guardian, and The Independent. On radio as well as television, he has reported for the BBC, Democracy Now! and numerous other stations around the globe. His writings have recently been collected and published in book form as Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.
"Dahr Jamail is truly courageous. He has taken great risks in the service of the truth."
--Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
IRAQ: REFRAME is an innovative series of visual, performing, and media arts at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga through April 2008. The Aurora Forum is pleased to join with the Montalvo Arts Center to present five public conversations with scholars, artists, and journalists whose knowledge of past and present conflicts in the Mesopotamian cradle of civilization will reframe our understanding of the current situation in Iraq.
Weary of the media’s failure to accurately report on the Iraq War, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq as a civilian in 2003 to deliver the inside story as an independent journalist in Iraq. He writes for media outlets including Inter Press Service and The Asia Times, and reports for radio broadcasts including Democracy Now! and the BBC. His reports have been published by The Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and The Independent. His writings have recently been collected in Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.