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Film Screening: Every War Has Two Losers

Date: 12:00pm PST February 25, 2010 Location: South Campus Conference Center, Room 107

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    William Stafford during World War II

South Campus Conference Center, Room 107

Please join us for a free public screening of this documentary, with an introduction by Kim Stafford and a hosted conversation following the screening.

Based on the book Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War, edited by Kim Stafford (Milkweed Editions, 2003), this 30-minute documentary film features readings by Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kinston, Naomi Shihab Nye, Coleman Barkes, Michael Meade, W.S. Merwin, and others. Produced and directed by Haydn Reiss (associate producer, Kim Stafford), the film examines the history of violence through war, and alternatives to war through language, personal witness, and cultural engagement. Narrated by Peter Coyote and Linda Hunt, the film closes with the William Stafford poem “At the Un-national Monument,” set to music by John Gorka. To view the trailer, visit:  

To read an interview with the film-maker Haydn Reiss, visit:

Cost: Free

*Part of this film was made on the Lewis & Clark campus, when the filmmaker interviewed poet Naomi Shihab Nye at the porch of the Manor House during a gentle rain.