Special Screening: Origin

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Origin
Screening
Origin

Event Date

Thu 14 Mar 2024

Event Time

10:00 - 12:30

Location

Vue Glasgow Fort, Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, Junction 10 M8, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G34 9DL, Scotland

12A

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

14+

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Politics

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In 2020, Isabel Wilkerson published the non-fiction book ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents', which explores the relationship between race in America following the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the caste system in India and the treatment of the Jewish people by the Nazi party preceding and during World War Two. The book became an immediate bestseller and this film is a unique adaptation of how and why it was written, interweaving important events from Isabel's life as she grapples with personal tragedies that befell her around the time of the book's writing. By examining the invisible fibers that connect us as human beings and highlighting the way in which history repeats itself, the film builds an enriching, eye-opening and empathetic case of how to combat racism and prejudice in the modern world.

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Film title

Origin


Synopsis

In 2020, Isabel Wilkerson published the non-fiction book ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’, which explores the relationship between race in America following the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the caste system in India and the treatment of the Jewish people by the Nazi party preceding and during World War Two. The book became an immediate bestseller and this film is a unique adaptation of how and why it was written, interweaving important events from Isabel’s life as she grapples with personal tragedies that befell her around the time of the book’s writing. By examining the invisible fibers that connect us as human beings and highlighting the way in which history repeats itself, the film builds an enriching, eye-opening and empathetic case of how to combat racism and prejudice in the modern world.

Director/s

Ava DuVernay

Year

2023

Country of Production

USA

Genres

  • Based on a true story
  • Biopics
  • Drama
  • Period and Historical

Language

English

Duration

135 minutes

Venue name

Vue Glasgow Fort

Address

Glasgow Fort Shopping Park,
Glasgow,
Lanarkshire,
G34 9DL

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