Thursday, February 11, 2010

UIS PAPS series to present viewing and discussion of Flow

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield’s series called Political Art and the Public Sphere will resume for the spring 2010 semester. The first installment will be the viewing and discussion of the film Flow.

WHEN: Monday, February 22, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library on the UIS campus

DETAILS: During the spring semester, all three installments of PAPS will provide a forum for focusing on particular political issues under the general heading “Water and Politics.”

Flow is an award-winning documentary investigation into what many experts call the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century. The film builds a case against the privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with a focus on politics, pollution and human rights. The film raises the question: “can anyone really own water?”

Each semester, Political Art and the Public Sphere features a showing or performance of some kind of “political art,” followed by a group discussion of the issues it raises. The basic idea behind PAPS is to consider how ‘art’ raises provocative social and political questions.

For more information, contact Dr. Richard Gilman-Opalsky at or 217/206-8328.

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