Copresented with The Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility
Dir. Astra Taylor (Canada, 2018, 107 min)
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.
Screening followed by Q+A with the director.
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2018Official Selection - Camden International Film Festival 2018
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