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Terrorism in Our Time: A Film Perspective

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Terrorism is a violent attack by non-state fanatics on people who do not share their extreme political, cultural or religious beliefs. While terrorist groups such as ISIS and al Queda have suffered military defeats, their  movements remain as a worldwide threat to civilized societies. In this study group, we will watch intelligent and realistic movies on the subject of terrorism--and the efforts of multi-national law enforcement, military and security organizations to defeat it and capture or kill its leaders. Some of the film topics are: Terrorism before 9/11 (Munich, Argo); the 9/11 attack on the United States (United 93, World Trade Center);  the Iraq War (The Hurt Locker); and anti-terrorist operations (A Most Wanted Man, Eye in the Sky). The semester will conclude with the acclaimed film about the investigation leading to the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan (Zero Dark Thirty). Study group discussion on the subject matter will follow each film, in order to inform the discussion, current or historical articles on the subject will be emailed to class members the week before the film is presented. Please be advised that several of these films contain scenes of graphic violence and distrubing images but such scenes are depeictions of true incidents and are not shown imply for shock value.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

Lisa D'Angelo 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/7/2019 - 6/6/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Lisa D'Angelo  ClassRoom