WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?
1hr 47min, Not Rated
Presented by: Harbor Country Progress & The Vickers Theatre Free Admission to film followed by a group discussion General Seating - No Reservations
Director: Astra Taylor
Cast: William Barber, Wendy Brown, Angela Davis
Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.
Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.
Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.
Free Admission to film followed by a group discussion
General Seating – No Reservations