An Afternoon in Mauritania
“The last time I chatted with an American … he thought Mauritania was some kind of seafood.”
On August 5th, 2008 Mauritania – though fledgling and fragile, was a fully functioning democracy;

On August 6th, 2008 she was a captured military state.
President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was elected in a free, fair and transparent election in March 2007 – an election which was certified by the international community and accepted by the defeated candidates.
But a military general had other ideas. In the early hours of August 6th, 2008, jack booted military drones bounded up the stairs of the Presidential Residence with AK 47’s at the ready…
On August 6th, the duly elected president was imprisoned, economic opportunities dried up and flew away, outspoken dissidents were imprisoned and public demonstration were met with tear gas and jail.
Please join us SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008 - 1:30 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M in IRVINE AUDITORIUM, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, California