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WHAT’S UP? DOCS! New GW Season Showcases Documentaries Questioning Our Beliefs

Second Season From GW Documentary Center Presents: ‘What do you Believe? - A Priest, A Rabbi, A Physician, And A Lawyer Walk Into A Movie Theater’
February 01, 2017
MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Jason Shevrin: jshevrin@gwu.edu, 202-994-5631
Kurie Fitzgerald: kfitzgerald@gwu.edu, 202-994-6461
 
EVENTS:
The Documentary Center at the George Washington University has launched the second season of its series What’s Up? Docs!, which pairs significant documentaries with speakers who illuminate deeper meaning within the films. The spring 2017 season is titled “What do you Believe? - A Priest, A Rabbi, A Physician, And A Lawyer Walk Into A Movie Theater.” Each film will examine a different aspect of belief: evidence, morality and faith. The lineup includes:
 
“Capturing the Friedmans” (2003) – EVIDENCE
Rescheduled: Monday, Feb. 27, 2017; 7-9:30 p.m.
Special guest: Shawn Armbrust, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
 
“Extremis” (2016) – MORALITY
Thursday, March 9, 2017; 7-9:30 p.m.
Nominated for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Special guests: Marion Danis, head of the section on ethics and health policy in the department of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health; David DeGrazia, professor of philosophy at GW and senior research fellow in the department of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health
 
“Sacred” (2016) – FAITH
Thursday, April 13, 2017; 7-9:30 p.m.
Special guests: Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of public radio’s “Interfaith Voices;” Rabbi Gerry Serrota, executive director of the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington; Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, the interfaith programs coordinator at Cathedral College at the Washington National Cathedral; Imam Talib Shareef, president and imam of Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque
This screening is co-sponsored by the GW Multicultural Student Services Center, the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, the GW Department of Religion and Interfaith Voices Radio.
 
WHERE: 
The George Washington University
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center Amphitheater (third floor)
800 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
 
RSVP: 
Media interested in attending must contact Jason Shevrin at jshevrin@gwu.edu or 202-994-5631.
 
BACKGROUND:
More information about the series, including film descriptions, is available on the Documentary Center’s website at http://go.gwu.edu/wud2. Each screening in the spring season of What’s Up? Docs! is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Discovery Communications.
 
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