Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Unforeseen: Human Rights Watch

OFFScreen and the Human Rights Watch Travelling Film Festival Present
A film by Laura Dunn
Wednesday Nov. 14th, 7pm
Newcomb Hall Theater
93 Mins.

The Unforeseen, executive produced by Terrence Malick, follows the career of Gary Bradley, an ambitious west Texas farm boy who went to Austin and became one of the state's most powerful real estate developers in the boomtown growth era of the 1970s. When one of his developments threatened a local treasure, "Barton Springs," the community fought back and the subdivision became a lightning rod for environmental activism. The Unforeseen shows the negotiation between the destruction of the natural world and the American Dream in its debates over land, economics, property rights, and the public good.

Stay around after the film tomorrow night to take part in a discussion with Prof. Karen Firehock.

Other films left in the Film Festival include:
Tuesday, November 13 | Cabell 345 | 7pm
A Lesson in Belarusian

Presented by Amnesty International

Thursday, November 15 | Maury 209 | 8pm
Suffering and Smiling

Presented by the Organization of African Students


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