Film About Kansas Anti-war Veteran Debuts

By: AP
By: AP

A 15-minute documentary about an Army veteran from Lawrence who spoke out against the war in Iraq is making its debut.

The film, titled ``Baghdad, Kansas,'' focuses on Mike Sanger,
who organized war protests in Lawrence and the Kansas City area. It
was made by Ranjit Arab, a graduate student in journalism at the
University of Kansas. He shot the film last year as part of his
studies.

The documentary includes interviews with Sanger, footage showing
him returning his medals and volunteering to campaign for
then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Arab said he chose the title because it shows that Kansans are
not isolated from happenings overseas.

The debut is scheduled at 4 p.m. Wednesday at KU's Malott Hall.
Arab also plans to put it on YouTube.


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