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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Kerry Biography Going Upriver In Gainesville Saturday

The Gainesville premiere of Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry is Saturday at the Unified Training Center. This is a must-see if you feel inundated by the Swiftboat lies and other media attacks against Kerry.

The film traces Kerry’s life from a young enlistee in the US Navy to his current bid for the presidency. In between it details his service in Vietnam, his disillusionment with the war and consequent decision to help lead fellow veterans to end the war, the government's effort to suppress their efforts, and Kerry's entry into politics.

The film was directed by George Butler and written by Joseph Dorman, based on the book Tour of Duty, by Douglas Brinkley. It is being presented by All Veterans for Kerry, a local group organized by Vietnam veteran and prominent anti-war activist Scott Camil.

The Unified Training Center is located at 809 W. University Ave., just east of the UF campus. The doors open at 7 p.m. Call Scott Camil at 375-2563 for more information.

Camil and Kerry both testified at the Winter Solider hearings, which first brought the news of war crimes and atrocities to the American public's consciousness.

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