Screening: Guantánamo Circus
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:45pm - 7:45pm
A hardy troupe of circus performers is cleared by the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and the Pentagon in order to take their act to the home of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. These singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians, aerialists and musicians have no idea what awaits them when they arrive at a place everyone has heard of but very few know much about. They soon discover things are not quite what they assumed. During processing a soldier tells them 'Guantanamo Bay, it's a great place to raise your kids.' They were entering a giant time capsule like a surreal, small town right out of the 'Twilight Zone' that desperately needed an infusion of positive energy.
Filmmaker Christina Linhardt will be introducing the film and available for post-film discussion.
Free and Open to the Public. This screening is part of “Bringing Guantánamo Home”, a series of free events examining Guantánamo and issues relating to its past, present, and future, throughout September 2014.
URI Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington St, Providence RI 02903
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