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Sydney Screening of America & Me | A David Bradbury Film

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The Gaelic Club Sydney

64 Devonshire Street

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Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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AMERICA & ME will screen at the Gaelic Club on 3 May at 8pm and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker David Bradbury.

**The screening will follow Politics in the Pub with Dr Jake Lynch and Prof. Simon Torrey discussing 'Jeremy Corbyn, Media Harassment & British Politics'. This will commence at 6.30pm and is a free event (donations accepted).

AMERICA & ME documents the filmmaker's observations over three months in the US during the lead up to the surprise election of Donald Trump. A one-man band and always traveling with his camera, David Bradbury was easily able to slip into gear and start filming while on tour with his antimilitarism documentary War on Trial.

Eight US cities later he chronicled what was happening on the streets of America; 40 years after Ronald Reagan introduced the economic theories of Milton Friedman and the infamous Chicago Boys to the world.

Bradbury interviews veterans of America’s failed wars to maintain Empire, gets down in the gutter with the homeless to find out what life is like on the streets, speaks to a nun who was violated by the military junta in Guatemala under the directions of a CIA operative, goes to the US/Mexican border where Trump plans to build the Wall, films out front of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia where deadly drone attacks are ordered up every 'Killer Tuesday' by the US President...and ends up at the Standing Rock protest camp for Election Day.

These vignettes give context to Bradbury's critique of the American penchant for Empire, using telling moments from his earlier films shot on the edge of the American colossus – Nicaragua No Pasaran, Chile Hasta Cuando?, Frontline and South of the Border.

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