Movie Night Vice & American Empire  2019

Location: Het Utrechts Archief, Hamburgerstraat 28.


Date & Time: 13 May 2019, Time 19h00 (Movie start 19h30 – Runtime movie 2h30)


RSVP with the UHSK Movie

Commission: filmcommissie.uhsk@gmail.com


Price: Free

 

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Governor George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive resume includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

What does this movie tell us about the U.S. empire? How did Cheney affect the U.S. soft power? Join us in a panel conversation afterwards. Afterwards, we can continue the discussion over drinks at one of the nearby bars.

To give students and prospective students the opportunity to see this movie and discuss this movie the UHSK Movie Team together with the decolonisation group is organising a free film viewing with a Q&A at the Utrechts Archief.

Organising DecolGroup Members

  • Rachel Gillett, Urecht University

  • Frank Gerits, Utrecht University

Organising DecolGroup Members

  • UHSK Film Committee

Powered by the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (2019 & 2020)

CONTACT: decolonisationgroup@gmail.com - Frank Gerits f.p.l.gerits@uu.nl  & Rachel Gillett r.a.gillett@uu.nl (co-PI's)