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Military Film Series "Black Hawk Down"


Military Film Series "Black Hawk Down"

Series: Defense and Intelligence: Military Film Series
Harvard Affiliates - Trustman Lecture Hall, Littauer 150
October 16, 2013
4:30-7:00 p.m.

Related Project: Defense and Intelligence


“Black Hawk Down” It’s been twenty years since the Battle in Mogadishu altered American involvement in Africa and produced two Medals of Honor and three Silver Stars.

Black Hawk Down is the true story of Task Force Ranger, who were sent to Somalia to put an end to the clan warfare and capture the most powerful warlord in the impoverished African nation. What was supposed to be a routine mission, turned into the fierce 18 hour Battle of Mogadishu that claimed the lives of 18 American servicemen and 73 wounded.

Starring Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor

Directed by Scott Ridley

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

The “Military Film Series,” sponsored by Belfer Center’s Defense and Intelligence Projects, examines moral and ethical dilemmas portrayed in films about war and conflict. Students are confronted with the choices made in war and asked to analyze and assess those choices.


Defense and Intelligence Project Director
BG (ret) Kevin T Ryan
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St., Mailbox 53.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Phone: 617-495-7747