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Atlantic Canadian Premier of the Accidental Anarchist ~ and discussion

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Al Whittle Theatre

450 Main Street

Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

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Watch the movie...and if it suites your fancy, stay for a discussion regarding the movie - World Cafe style.

Short movie description - Anarchism is just a fancy word for people taking control of their lives and not waiting for someone else to do it for them. This powerful film is about one man's epic journey from government insider to anarchist.

Long movie description - Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He felt at first hand the corruption of power. After the Iraq war Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers. This film traces his journey across the globe as he tries to find an answer to the question so many people today are asking themselves - isn't there a better way? For Carne there is. Anarchism offers a solution to the brutalities of Capitalism and the dishonesties of Democracy. It offers a world where people have control over their own lives. From the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, to an anarchist collective in Spain, to Noam Chomsky, the grand old man of anarchism himself, Carne finds people who are putting the theory into practice. His journey eventually takes him to one of the most dangerous places on earth - Syria, eight kilometers from the front line with ISIS, where a remarkable anarchist state has risen phoenix like from the flames. A powerful film about one man's epic journey from government insider to anarchist.

Doors open at 6:30. Screening begins at 7.

Following the screening, a virtual panel discussion will feature:

Debbie Bookchin: an award-winning journalist who's work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, and The New York Times. Debbie will discuss the legacy of her father’s work, Murray Bookchin (1921 – 2006). A pioneer in the ecology movement, his career informed the directly democratic and feminist politics of the Rojava region in Syria and beyond.

Eleanor Finley: a writer, teacher, activist and municipalist. She is a board member at the Institute for Social Ecology and a PhD student in anthropology the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Eleanor will discuss the new municipalist movements that are recreating how citizens do politics.


Film goers will have a chance to win free enrollment in the Institute for Social Ecology's upcoming online program: Ecology, Democracy, Utopia


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Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

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