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CAIR-CA: ‘A Mighty Heart’ Screening, Panel Discussion


(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/10/07) – On Thursday, June 21, Los Angeles’ diverse communities are invited to come together for an exclusive screening of Paramount Vantage’s “A Mighty Heart,” immediately followed by a panel discussion “Building Unity and Understanding in Today’s World.” The event is co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU) and Paramount Vantage.

“A Mighty Heart,” a film based on Wall Street Journal writer Daniel Pearl and the book of the same name by his wife Mariane Pearl, arrives in theaters June 22 and stars Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi, Irrfan Kahn, and Will Patton. Michael Winterbottom, best known for his socially-conscious films, “Welcome to Sarajevo” and “The Road to Guantanamo,” directs.

The evening celebrates Daniel Pearl’s strong commitment to global truth and understanding and the principles in which he lived his life.

WHAT: “A Mighty Heart” screening, followed by panel discussion “Building Unity and Understanding in Today’s World.” (Film rated R for language)


* “A Mighty Heart” Producer Dede Gardner, Co-producer with Brad Pitt/Plan B Entertainment
* Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR – Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA)
* Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak, Co-founder of
* The Rev. Peter Laarman, Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU)

WHERE: Sherry Lansing Theater, Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Entrance at main gates. Photo ID required.

WHEN: Thursday, June 21, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Film starts promptly at 7 p.m., and the panel discussion will immediately follow.

RSVP: Free admission for you and a guest. Limited seating. RSVP mandatory at (323) 956-1122.

CONTACT: Munira Syeda, CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator, (714) 776-1847 or

SUPPORTERS: Cafe Intifada, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace (ICUJP), Los Amigos of OC, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and Pax Christi Los Angeles. If you would like to support the event, please contact Munira Syeda at (714) 776-1847 or


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