Bordering On Treason Screens at Downing on Jan. 27

The Hudson Valley Programmers Group will co-present a screening of Bordering on Treason at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at the Downing Film Center. The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A with photojournalist Lorna Tychostup and director Trish Dalton.

Bordering on Treason tells the story of Tychostup, single mother, political writer, and photojournalist from New Paltz, N.Y., who travels to Iraq – determined to put a human face on the past decade’s conspicuous and tragic global crisis. Her controversial maiden journey is challenged in a live television broadcast as FOX News lambastes her efforts as “villainous and bordering on treason” and accuses her of “aiding and abetting the enemy … on the brink of war.”

Returning to Iraq continuously for nine years and traveling unprotected she visits military units, Iraqi families, and insurgent villages beyond the Green Zone, and returns each time with haunting photographs and poignant stories of ordinary Iraqis she hopes will sway people against the invasion. Interviewing government officials, and political and business leaders, Tychostup evolves from naive civilian to seasoned journalist.

Tickets are: general admission $8.50, members $7.50, and may be purchased at the box office or in advance at downingfilmcenter.com. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Downing Film Center is located at 19 Front St., Newburgh. Call 845-561-3686.

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