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 August 15, 2017

Please join us for a free screening of The Social Network.

The Social Network tells the story of Facebook’s beginnings as a pet project in a Harvard dormitory to its rise as a global brand. Based on actual events, the film follows Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, as he makes decisions that will affect not only the future of the company but the world as a whole. This film covers an important time in the ongoing social media revolution. The Social Network won multiple Golden Globes and Academy Awards. Rated PG-13.

Stay after the film for a discussion with Negar Mottahedeh.
Negar Mottahedeh is a professor of film and media studies in the Program in Literature at Duke University. Her most recent book about citizenship and civic engagement during the Iranian post-election crisis of 2009 is called #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life (Stanford University Press, 2015). She has recently published in Salon on the Iran protests and on the Muslim travel ban in the US in the Observer. Her research on Iranian hackers in featured in the August 2017 issue of WIRED’s Backchannel.


Spring 2018 Ethics Film Series: You Say You Want a Revolution

Each spring, the Kenan Institute for Ethics sponsors a film series that provides popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. Each series as a whole offers rich opportunities for debate and discussion on ethical issues for audiences from both the Duke and Durham communities. This year’s film series is co-sponsored by DukeArts.

This year’s Ethics Film Series investigates the ethical and moral discourse surrounding revolutions and those who instigate them. Focusing on political, technological, and artistic revolutions this film series explores how revolutions become institutions, affect human psychology, and create venerated revolutionaries. Why do some revolutions have staying power while others do not? How have our day to day lives been changed by the revolutions we have experienced? Can we criticize our revolutionaries? These are just some of the questions this year’s film series will explore. You say you want a revolution? Well, you know, you should come to our film series.

Film selections and dates for the Spring 2018 Ethics Film Series are detailed below. All films will be screened in The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Following every film, there will be a post-film discussion with faculty and special guests. The films are free and open to the public. Refreshments and light snacks are provided.

East Campus parking is available.

Spring 2018 Film Series Schedule:

January 25 – Persepolis

February 15 – The Social Network

March 22 – Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

April 19 – Selma