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Environmental Design Library Events: Summer Film Series 2017

If Trump is the Symptom, What’s the Disease?

A Film Series

Sponsored by Research 4 Resistance (a group of librarians, students, and community members)


We don’t have the answer, just a really big question.  

A relaxed summer film series that may suggest some cures.  


Tuesdays - 5:30 - 7:30 PM  - 210 Wurster Hall

Bring your supper and watch films in the

Environmental Design Library Atrium

June 6   Koyaanisqatsi - A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity, and the relationship between them. Director Godfrey Reggio.


June 13  The Best Democracy Money Can Buy - Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from the electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to explore the Republicans' dark operation, Crosscheck -- which stole a million minority votes -- and the billionaires who financed it.


June 20   Sleep Dealer - Dystopian fictional account of the near future -- like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates. Director Alex Rivera.


June 27   The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that has captivated the world's attention for 50 years. Director Stanley Nelson.


July 11  Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer - Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?  Directors Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin


July 18   Capitalism (parts 3 and 4: Ricardo and Malthus - Did you Say Freedom? and What if Marx Was Right?)  Did capitalism evolve through the normal course of our societies or was it born from theories elaborated by political changes and technologies? This 6 part series was shot in over 22 countries.


July 25  Fahrenheit 9/11 - Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.
The event sponsor is David Eifler, 510-643-7422,