What is Democracy?

What is Democracy?

WHERE TO FIND WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?

Location

Hilton Garden Inn

348 S. 13th. Street

Date & Time

Friday, March 22nd

5:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Tags

Filmfort12+

ABOUT

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Directed by Astra Taylor

An 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.