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Sept. 24: My Daily Constitution Film Festival at IMA

Watch three critically acclaimed documentaries about the impact of the Constitution on US domestic and international policy, as well as the efforts of American political pros to foster the best (and worst) of American democracy in Bolivia

When: Sunday Sept. 24, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: DeBoest Lecture Hall Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis IN 46208, 317-920-2660

Free and open to the public

Three recent documentaries have turned a critical eye on what American democracy means to the rest of the world. Americans are justly proud of our Constitution, and believe that the rest of the world admires (and even envies) our democratic traditions. But how do we in fact look to the world? How do outsiders expect American government officials and politicians to behave, and what do they think when American political behavior falls short of America's lofty political ideals. All three documentaries will be screened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the final day of "My Daily Constitution."

11:00 AM
Control Room
(2004, USA/Iran, dir. Jehane Nouiam, 84 mins.)
A documentary about the perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Arab language TV network Al Jazeera's coverage.


1:00 PM
Persons of Interest
(2004, USA, dirs. Alison Maclean & Tobias Perse, 63 mins.)
A documentary about the detention of Muslim-Americans in the wake of 9/11.


2:30 PM
Our Brand Is Crisis
(2005, USA, dir. Rachel Boynton, 87 mins.)
A documentary about Bill Clinton's adviser James Carville and other American political consultants designing an election campaign in Bolivia.

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