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  • Barbara Ransby
    The Public Square & the Chicago Historical Society Present a Special Screening of Dam/age: A Film by Aradhana Seth with Arundhati Roy A Conversation with the
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      The Public Square
      & the Chicago Historical Society

      Present a Special Screening of
      Dam/age: A Film by Aradhana Seth with Arundhati Roy
      A Conversation with the Filmmaker follows the Film
      July 11th, 2003 at 7:00 PM
      Chicago Historical Society, Clark Street at North
      ($10.00 General Admission) Go to http://www.ticketweb.com
      to purchase tickets)

      Arundhati Roy, author of "War Talk," has been one of the most visible
      and vocal international voices against war. She is powerful and
      eloquent when focused on the struggle for justice in her native India
      or addressing global politics.

      This Film chronicles the bold campaign against the Narmada dam project in
      northern India and the contempt of court case that led to a prolonged case
      against Arundhati Roy and eventually a one-day jail sentence in spring of
      2002. In a clear and accessible manner, the film weaves together a number of
      issues that lie at the heart of politics today-from the consequences of
      development and globalization, India's nuclear standoff with Pakistan, to
      the ever more urgent need for state accountability and the freedom of
      speech.

      Born in India and trained as an architect, Arundhati Roy was awarded the
      coveted Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, "The God of Small Things,"
      which has been translated into more than 30 languages. Roy is also the
      author of three collections of essays-"War Talk" (2003), "Power Politics"
      (2001), and "The Cost of Living" (1999), as well as numerous articles.

      Aradhana Seth is a documentary filmmaker and a production designer. She has
      worked extensively in her native India as well as in Europe, the United
      Kingdom, and the United States. Her credits include 16 documentary
      films-made for broadcast in India, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United
      States-and a combination of audio-visuals, live news coverage, radio
      features and photographs.

      The Public Square is non profit 501 (c) (3) organization in Chicago that
      fosters thoughtful, challenging dialogue about cultural and political
      issues, with an emphasis on social justice. (http://www.thepublicsquare.org)


      --
      Barbara Ransby, Ph.D
      Executive Director
      CPI/The Public Square
      117 North Jefferson Street, Suite 201
      Chicago, Illinois 60661
      312-993-0682
      312-993-0699 (fax)
      www.thepublicsquare.org
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