On November 8, 2018

CSJ to screen documentary, ‘The Destruction of Memory’

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.—RUTLAND— College of St. Joseph will present a scree documentary, “The Destruction of Memory” on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Tuttle Hall Theater. “The Destruction of Memory” is an award-winning documentary by Tim Slade that explores the ongoing war on culture and the heroism of individuals fighting to save it.

Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, the film delves into the complex story underlying cultural destruction, examining examples from WWII, the former Yugoslavia, Mali and Syria, among other places, and argues that this destruction is not simply an outgrowth of conflict but rather a targeted, systematic effort to erase the cultures and identities of entire peoples – a war on culture that has, in fact, been waged for decades.

Interviewees in the film include the director-general of UNESCO, the prosecutor of the international criminal court, and other distinguished international experts. Following the screening, a question and answer session will be held with the film’s director, Tim Slade.

The screening is free and open to the public. College of St. Joseph is located at 71 Clement Road, Rutland. For more information, visit csj.edu/events.

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