11/16: Film Screening: Où est la démocratie? Where is democracy?
November 16, 2016
Martin E. Segal Theatre
Co-producers and directors Marisa Holmes and Bruno Giuliani will be present for a discussion following the screening.
In France a crisis of liberal democracy has been happening, revealing the violence of the state underneath. In February this year, under the context of a renewed state of emergency, the Socialist Party in power proposed a labor law reform that stripped workers of rights long taken for granted. In response, after a month of protests in the street, a wave of action led by the youth and the workers converged at Place de la République in Paris in an experiment in direct democracy. Où est la démocratie? (Where is democracy?) captures this moment of upheaval that aimed to “overthrow the labor bill and the world it represents”.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, CUNY. It is free and open to the public.