|Event details||10 Years of Terror: a film screening|
|Event holder(s)||Dr Brad Evans, SPAIS|
|Title||10 Years of Terror: a film screening|
|Type of event||Film screening and Q&A|
|Venue||Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ|
|Chair||Professor Tim Edmunds, SPAIS|
The distance from the attacks of 11 September 2001 now gives us an opportunity to reflect on the significance of the events. Common sense asserts that our world changed forever because of the 9/11 attacks. But if true, shouldn't we have spent more time considering the ethical, political and philosophical stakes? While the attacks were abhorrent and criminal, our response represented a profound failure of the political imagination. This internationally acclaimed movie provides a critical evaluation of the past decade to ask how we may better respond to catastrophic events in the 21st Century.
This movie will be of interest to the general public and the academic community. Featuring a number of recognised public intellectuals including MIT professor Noam Chomsky, celebrated philosopher Simon Critchley, and the acclaimed author Tom McCarthy, it provides a compelling overview and critical assessment of the post 9/11 security terrain. This movie was selected by the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York to feature as its official 10th anniversary event. The screening will provide an important pretext to the wider contemporary discussions of our New Security Futures as pioneered by the Global Insecurities Centre, The University of Bristol.
This event will be followed by a wine reception.