Filmmaker to show Desert Storm documentary April 8 at MC

April 1, 2003
Written by: David Rasnake, Communications Assistant

Filmmaker Gerard Ungerman will visit the Maryville College campus on April 8 to show his documentary exposé “Hidden Wars of Desert Storm.” The film will be presented at 7 p.m. in the College’s Wilson Chapel. A question and answer session with Ungerman will follow the documentary.

Narrated by actor John Hart and including interviews with notables General Norman Schwarzkopf and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, the documentary “explores some of the more controversial questions of the [last] war,” according to Ungerman. The filmmaker, a former infantry platoon-leader, founded documentary film company Free-Will Productions with his wife, Audrey Brohy.

Ungerman’s presentation will be the third event in this semester’s Community Conversations Series entitled “The Iraq Question in Real Time.” The series, sponsored by the College, began on March 27 with a lecture by arms control expert and author Jon Wolfsthal.

Organized by Drs. Maria Siopsis and Crystal Wright, “The Iraq Question in Real Time,” seeks to bring representatives from the community, government officials and experts together for discussions and lectures on the different issues surrounding the situation in Iraq.

According to Wright, the series was designed to encourage community members to “consider with an open mind the many different perspectives on current political and social issues in light of ongoing developments, and reflect on those ideas in view of their own knowledge, values and experiences.” Wright emphasized the “unbiased and informative,” rather than persuasive, nature of the series events.

More information about this year’s Community Conversation Series is available at Maryville College News Online. All events are free and open to the public.