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University to Host Screening of Patriocracy – a Film Examining Washington Gridlock
The Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford will host a screening of Patriocracy, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Brian Malone, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
Patriocracy “explores America’s current political gridlock and the polarization that cripples the country from tackling its most serious problems,” notes Malone. The 90-minute film has been highly recognized in multiple international film festivals and features a cast of some of America’s most trusted leaders and journalists.
This will be the first screening of Patriocracy in Connecticut. Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science in Hillyer College, will lead a short discussion immediately following the film’s screening.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained at the door or by calling the University Box Office at 860.768.4228.
Patriocracy brings a cast of U.S. senators, congressmen and congresswomen, top Washington journalists, pundits and academia to the screen giving their candid and comprehensive insights into the factors behind extreme polarization. Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming), who was co-chair with Erskin Bowles of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform; Bob Schieffer (CBS News); Pat Buchanan; Eleanor Clift (Newsweek); Ken Rudin (NPR); and U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) are just a few of the high-level Washington personalities who offer their perspectives on extremism in Washington and across the country.
Through raw and uncensored video of angry demonstrations and town hall meetings, Patriocracy offers an examination of how Americans have become so polarized over the past decade.
For more information regarding the film, visit www.patriocracymovie.com.