VPM PBS and the University of Virginia Center for Politics present the premiere screening of Dismantling Democracy at the Virginia Film Festival on Saturday, October 26 at 2 PM at Culbreth Theatre at UVA Arts Grounds.
After World War II, democracies were on the rise across the globe, yet many experts now assert that over the last two decades the democratic form of government has been in retreat in many nations. Today, in the United States and around the world, democracies, new and old, face a perplexing set of challenges. Featuring intimate interviews with key players offering powerful perspectives, the documentary depicts the gradual deterioration of the effectiveness of government for, of, and by the people. Preserving democracy is a feat no less significant than its establishment. The question today is whether We the People are up to this pressing task.
Introduction by Larry Sabato (UVA Center for Politics), discussion with Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), moderated by Larry Sabato