FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2008
Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Comes To Portland October 11-13, 2008
On Saturday, October 11th, Sunday the 12th and Monday the 13th, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Trent will be in Portland in a series of events. She will screen several of her films, including her newest, Soldiers Speak Out, her Academy Award winning feature, The Panama Deception, and will be the keynote speaker at the regional conference of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Ms. Trent will be available for phone interviews from Monday September 15th thru Friday September 19th and from Friday, October 3rd through Thursday, October 9th.
Highlights include her Saturday October 11th "Economics of Censorship" presentation at the regional conference of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society whose them is "The Paradox of Affluence." The conference will be held at Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland. Barbara Trent's keynote presentation will take place at 1:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center and is open to the public.
Sunday October 12th will be a benefit screening of the recent Soldiers Speak Out, a 28-minute first-hand testament to the reality of the military experience shedding light on the growing and courageous anti-war and anti-occupation movement within the military and their families. Ms. Trent will lead a question and answer session following the film. A wine and cheese reception will begin at 3 PM and the film will be screened at 3:30 PM at the Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd. She will also present a sample reel of Empowerment Project's latest film in progress, Seizing Power, revealing the transformation of the U.S. into an authoritarian system of government. Donations will benefit distribution of Soldiers Speak Out and completion of Seizing Power. A donation of $10 is requested at the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
On Monday, October 13th Ms. Trent will present her recently re-released Academy Award winning film, The Panama Deception. The film reveals the untold story of the US invasion, the shocking events of the assault, the enormity of death and destruction, the devastating aftermath and the true motivation for the invasion. It explains how and why the mainstream media collaborated with the US government to censor information and deceive the public. Ms. Trent uses The Panama Deception as a springboard for analyzing current domestic and international events as well as an illuminating case study of government and media disinformation. It is a poignant and alarming reflection of what is unfolding today. The presentation is free to the public and will take place at 1:00 PM at Portland Community College, Sylvania campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland. Room number to be announced. The presentation is sponsored by the Associated Students of Portland Community College (Sylvania Campus) and PCC Sylvania's Multicultural Center.
A seasoned activist and filmmaker, Barbara Trent won an Oscar in 1992 for the documentary, The Panama Deception,