Pre-Release Screening of "What is Democracy?"

July 10, 2018

A film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Astra Taylor

Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:00 pm
Pembroke Hall 305



The Pembroke Center will host one of the first American screenings of  "What is Democracy?" by Documentarian Astra Taylor. Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. What are the challenges democracy has faced since its inception, and what challenges is it up against now? Is it worth fighting for? And what does fighting for it look like?

To answer these questions, director Astra Taylor interviewed contemporary political theorists like Silvia Federici and Cornel West, as well as people on the street, in refugee camps, on campus, and at the barbershop. 

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Visiting Fellow, writer in residence at The Appeal, and the host of “The Dig” on Jacobin Radio, Daniel Denvir will lead a discussion after the screening.

Free and open to the public.