SCREENING AND Q&A WITH DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Director: Annalisa Piras
Runtime: 87 mins
BBFC: U Universal – Suitable for all
For each story, we rewind to 2014 and Annalisa Piras’s film – Executively Produced by Bill Emmott, former Editor of The Economist – examines the identity crisis of current-day Europe and the complex challenges that are mounting against the Union’s survival. Beset by growing nationalism, seven years of economic crisis and an increasing dissatisfaction with its undemocratic political structure will Europe sleepwalk into catastrophe as it did one hundred years ago? Using beautiful photography, high level expert interviews, personal stories, archival footage inter cut with the aeroplane drama, Piras constructs an epic picture of a Europe that is worth fighting for, but which, if things carry on as they are, looks destined for disintegration. Through 5 different European stories, in Britain, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Croatia the film creates a unique, choral portrait of the “European dream” and how it could be lost forever. The positive achievements of a Union that has created prosperity, stability and the most advanced welfare states in the world, while preventing major wars on the continent, come to life and underpin the case for urgent major EU reform. Subtle, moving, thought-provoking and witty, “The Great European Disaster Movie” is far more than a political film but instead frames Europe through the eyes of those who are most important to its success: the Europeans themselves.
Followed by a Q&A session with the Film Director Annalisa Piras and Executive Producer Bill Emmott
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Changes to Visitor Parking
Please be aware that the University will be introducing a new parking permit system, including a new visitor parking booking system, in the near future,. More information about the new parking policy is available here.
The Clerici refurbishment project is underway. During the project it is necessary to reduce the car parking capacity at Gipsy Lane (Headington) site to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors during the construction period. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct visitors to the designated visitor parking to the front of the Gipsy Lane car park area.
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