Virtual screening of Astra Taylor’s What is Democracy?

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    • Monday November 2, 2020 - Tuesday November 3, 2020
      7:00 pm - 8:59 pm
  • Location: Online
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Summary Sentence: Join the Georgia Tech Library for a virtual screening of Astra Taylor’s What is Democracy? before election day 2020.

Full Summary: Join the Georgia Tech Library for a virtual screening of Astra Taylor’s What is Democracy? before election day 2020.

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Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

From the director of Zizek! and Examined Life.

Listen to Astra Taylor’s 2015 interview on Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock’n’Roll Radio Show:

https://lostinthestacks.libsyn.com/episode-253-the-peoples-platform-0

*this event is limited to Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty

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Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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Training/Workshop
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first generation, event, Post-docs, graduate students
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  • Created By: Jason Wright
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 21, 2020 - 7:29pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 26, 2020 - 7:06am