University of Georgia – 9.20.10

September 20, 2010
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Award-Winning Political Documentary to Proceed Political Dialogue at the University of Georgia

ATHENS, GA — September 15, 2010 – Intercultural Affairs, a unit within the Department of Campus Life at the University of Georgia will host a screening of the award winning documentary, “The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope”, which has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and NPR. Filmmaker Mike Ramsdell will then facilitate a discussion between students, state politicians, and political educators to talk about current angry rhetoric used in our political system and how citizens can help move the political dialogue back to a productive and inclusive discourse.

The film, winner of the Best Political Documentary at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and Audience Choice Award at the Atlanta Docufest Film Festival, explores the human mechanisms responsible for acts of war, violence, and hate through a social science lens. A main component of the film is how fear, stereotype thinking, and “us versus them” mentalities are prominent in both individual and collective ideologies of hate. More and more, we continue to see these same divisive tactics being used in the American political arena.

Panel members who will take part in the discussion following the film include:

  • Tim Riley, Democratic nominee for the Georgia 47th District State Senate Seat
  • Dr. Barry Hollander, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism in The Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication. His research focuses on the political impact of new media and he is among the leading experts on political talk radio.
  • Kristin Moreaux, Chairman of the UGA College Republicans’ Executive Board
  • Ben Clark, Executive Director of the UGA Young Democrats

This event is sponsored by Intercultural Affairs, a unit within the Department of Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs. It will take place on Monday, September 20, 2010 in the Tate Theatre on the UGA campus, beginning at 6:00 PM, EST.

The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope is an incredibly moving and thought provoking film that captures some of humanity’s ugliest manifestations of ignorance and fear. It begs the question of ‘how will we ever stop the cycle?’ and provides the audience with information that illuminates the glimmer of hope that will someday, somehow, bring us all together in peace,” stated Jennifer Miracle, Director of the LGBT Resource Center in Intercultural Affairs.

Michael Ramsdell and panel members will be available to answer questions following the film screening and panel discussion.