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

We’re back. The POLSIS film series is reborn and this time we are student led!

On Tuesdays from Week 4, come to experience modern take on the idea of politics and film.

Spanning topics from Indigenous Issues to Climate Change and Marxism, the new films will explores a spectrum of issues relevant to us as emerging leaders.

Hear from a diverse range of people – experts, those with lived experiences, students, people who are trying to know more.

Question yourself. Think bigger.