Host: Professor Roland Bleiker

When: 11 October 6pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Room s304 Building 24

The story of World War II Army Medic Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The film stands on its own (if you'd never heard of Mel Gibson, it would work just fine), yet there's no point in denying that it also works on the level of Gibsonian optics -- that it speaks, on some political-metaphorical level, to the troubles that have defined him and that he's now making a bid to transcend.

Owen Gleiberman for Variety on the film not being able to escape being contextualised within the life of its director.


About School Film Series

Since 2012, the School of Political Science and International Studies has run a documentary/film series each semester.

Screenings feature both fictional films and documentaries that address important themes of concern for the study of Political Science and International Studies.

The series is designed as an informal discussion forum about the politics of filmic works in general. Each session will be introduced by a member of the School's teaching team who will also facilitate a post-screening discussion and Q&A.

Anyone at The University of Queensland, whether currently enrolled in School of Political Science and International Studies courses or not, is welcome to attend.

Screening Times

Time: Wednesday - 6:00-8:30pm
Date: see movies below for the dates
Building: 24-s304
Convened by: A/Prof Andrew Phillips

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