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Controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé

Dr. Pappé is professor of history and the director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books, including, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and most recently, The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge.

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Art and culture, Movies »

Rock & Reel :: 20,000 Days on Earth

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

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Movies, Religion and spirituality »

“When God Left The Building”

When God Left the Building - a new documentary film that spotlights the decline of the American church and focuses on the fact that in a decade America is going to have a whole different look as far as what is the Church and where is the Church and what about these empty buildings.

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Movies »

Private Screening of “Long Walk to Forever” (Vonnegut Library Members Only)

In addition to being the true story of how Kurt went AWOL to stop his high-school sweetheart from marrying another man, it's also a gentle satire of the institution of matrimony that has overshadowed and complicated the oh-so-human condition of falling in love.

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21st century living, Immigrants and refugees »

“Dying to Live” Screening and Discussion

"Dying to Live" is a profound look at the human face of the immigrant. It explores who these people are, why they leave their homes and what they face in their journey.

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21st century living »

“Kids for Cash”

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs will present a free screening of the 2013 documentary "Kids for Cash," followed by a panel discussion. Under the reign of a small-town judge in Pennsylvania, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. This critically acclaimed documentary takes a riveting look at a notorious scandal that rocked the nation in 2009 in the wake of the Columbine shootings.

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Indy Arts Media Coop, Talking food »

“Land & Freedom” — Talking food systems

Join the Indy Food Council at the Indianapolis Worker Justice Center for a presentation of the multimedia documentary project, “Land & Freedom: Talking Food Systems.” Follow up discussion with the filmmaker, Brian Myers, after the screening.

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21st century living, Politics, Science and technology »

HEC’s 7th annual Greening the Statehouse

Greening the Statehouse is HEC's annual gathering of environmentally-minded Hoosiers. Hear an inspiring keynote from Josh Fox, director of GASLAND and GASLAND 2, as well as exciting updates from HEC. A light breakfast will be served, with thanks to Rocket 88 Doughnuts and Centerplate NCAA Catering.

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Politics »

JagVote shows a free screening of “Freedom Summer”

JagVote will feature a screening of acclaimed documentary Freedom Summer at 6pm. Student organizations from around IUPUI will also feature games and information for this election season. All students are encouraged to sign up with TurboVote to make sure you are ready to vote in the November 4th Election.

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Conflict & resolution, History today »

“Hitler’s Children” film and discussion, with guest Rainer Hoess

Hitler’s Children is a unique documentary that reveals, for the first time, how descendants of Nazi officers from Hitler’s inner circle deal with the burden of carrying a surname equated with terror and genocide.

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Ethnic roots, Immigrants and refugees, Movies »

The Sturgeon Queens

100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman have life stories that hit all the key notes of the Jewish immigrant experience: hard work, humor, romance, and a little tsuris. Hattie and Anne are the two surviving daughters from the famed lox and herring emporium Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side.

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Movies »

From “Keystone Mabel” to “Goldwyn Girl”: Mabel Normand

Once judged Hollywood's most popular female comedian, Mabel Normand's popularity was in decline a mere seven years into her career. Examine the changing social climate that provided the beginning of the end to the star's film career.

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21st century living, Movies »

“Plastic Paradise — The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon.

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Arts »

Indy Film Fest SRSLY? shorts program

Thought provoking short features — a whole bunch of them — from the Indy Film Fest

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Watch the food film “King Corn”

King Corn is a 2007 documentary film released in October 2007 following college friends Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis (directed by Aaron Woolf) as they move from Boston to Greene, Iowa to grow and farm an acre of corn. In the process, Cheney and Ellis examine the role that the increasing production of corn has had for American society, spotlighting the role of government subsidies in encouraging the huge amount of corn grown.

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Indiana Black Expo Film Festival, day 2

IBE audiences screen independent films produced by or written about African Americans and African culture. Several films are winners of nationally-acclaimed independent film festivals.

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