Special screening of “The Liberation of Kuwait” to be held in honor of Veterans Day

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, will hold a special screening of a film called, “The Liberation of Kuwait.” Professor James Holbrook joined Brian Carlson to talk about the event.

Iraq invaded Kuwait back in 1990. The United Nations issued orders that Saddam Hussein leave, and George Bush Sr. created a coalition. Holbrook says it’s essentially a timeline of that invasion of Kuwait and how the U.S. responded. 

Holbrook says they aren’t just screening the movie, but they will also have a panel. The panel consists of 3 people who were in the army during the liberation. One was a nurse, and the other two were army lawyers who had responsibilities of sending troops in. Guests who come to the screening will get to hear from this panel.

It’s important for newer generations to know about what happened in Kuwait, because most don’t really understand what happened in the Persian Gulf War, says Holbrook. The film has a lot of detail and history, making it useful for people today. It helps set the stage and understand what happened in Iraq, and the domino effect it’s had in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

The screening of “The Liberation of Kuwait” will be held today at the S.J. Quinney College of Law from 12:15-2:15 P.M. It’s free and open to the public.

For more information, call 801-585-9693. 

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