University of Northern Iowa

Under Fire

Film showing and discussion: Monday, November 14, 3:00 – 5:45 p.m. in Sabin Hall Room 23

Hosted by: Carol A. Cook, social work department and Ron Roberts, emeritus sociology
professor.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy and Ed Harris

Under Fire is a gripping and emotional political film about the final days of the brutal Somoza
regime in Nicaragua. The film is fictional but it was inspired by real life events, namely, the
Nicaraguan revolution and the 1979 murder of ABC reporter Bill Stewart by Somoza’s National
Guard soldiers.