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June 8, 2010
PRESS CONFERENCE TO RELEASE AS-YET UNSEEN HD FOOTAGE FROM GAZA FLOTILLA'S MAVI MARMARA
PRESENTED BY FILMMAKER IARA LEE
WHO: Lara Lee, a filmmaker from Cultures of Resistance (www.culturesofresistance.org) who was one of two Americans aboard the Marvi Marmara when it was attacked by Israeli forces. Despite having her equipment confiscated, she was able to smuggle back to the U.S. an hour of footage taken aboard the ship.
WHAT: Statement by Lee followed by the first screening of the raw footage in its entirety. The footage shows the mood and the activities on board the Mavi Marmara in the time leading up to the attack, including a walk through the entire ship, and the immediate reaction of the passengers during the attack. Lee will take questions from the press after the screening.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: United Nations Dag HammarskjÃ¶ld Library. Visitors’ entrance on 46th Street at First Avenue, New York City.
HOW: For UN Press Accreditation, please see:http://www.un.org/media/accreditation/form/myform.asp