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What is Democracy?
IFC Center
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 10:00 PM
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Admission Adult - $16.00
Admission Child - $13.00
Admission Senior - $13.00

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The Q&A at 7:35pm on Wed Jan 16 will be moderated by Dayna Tortorici, editor at n+1 magazine.

The screening at 7:35pm on Fri Jan 18 will be free to the public, followed by a Q&A with director Astra Taylor, producer Lea Marin, Silvia Federici, and Princeton's Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, moderated by Kazembe Balagun, Project Manager at Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York Office. Free tickets will be distributed at IFC Center starting at 6:00pm on Fri Jan 18, on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a limit of 2 tickets per person. For further information about the evening, visit here.This screening is sponsored by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York Office.

The Q&A at 5:05pm on Sat Jan 19 will be moderated by Sarah Leonard, Executive Editor of The Appeal.

The Q&A at 7:35pm on Sun Jan 20 will be moderated by Avi Lewis, director of The Take and This Changes Everything.

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? is a philosophical journey grounded in Astra Taylor's quest to better understand the paradoxes, pleasures, and problems of democracy around the world. By interweaving contemporary examples of democratic struggle and conversations with leading political theorists, the film reveals and investigates timeless themes, while linking the past and the present to provoke and inspire. With Wendy Brown, Cornel West, Silvia Federici, and former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.

"A deliberate challenge to complacency - and, as a result, a great watch." - The Guardian

Official selection: Toronto Int'l Film Festival