The Triangle Indie Film Meetup Group Message Board › FREE Screening of Defiance (Daniel Craig, Liev Scheiber) - Duke - 1/17 - 7:00PM
The Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) at Duke is sponsoring a free screening of Defiance (2009, 136 minutes) starring Daniel Craig and Liev Scheiber.
January 17th, Griffith Theater at Duke University - 7:00 PM
Based on true events. The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occupying Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery, must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust. They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold, unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into powerful freedom fighters.
2012 Ethics Film Series:
Taking the theme “condemned to be free,” each of the films in this series in some way explores how individuals – even in the most restrictive, oppressive circumstances – claim their existential freedom by taking responsibility for their decisions and actions. The consequences of these claims, and the weight of their responsibility, may appear overwhelming, but it is this acknowledgement of freedom that enables authentic ethical action.