Friday, October 31, 2014

Documentary Screening with Sebastian Junger, Wed, 11/05/2014, 7:00pm

Dear UW Political Science Department,

My name is Ben Mawhinney, and I am the Marketing Manager at SIFF. I wanted to reach out to you because we have a documentary playing next week that I thought might be of interest to students and faculty in the Political Science Department at UW.

Sebastian Junger (writer of "The Perfect Storm," and acclaimed journalist) is coming to SIFF to present his documentary, The Last Patrol. The film explores the psychological impact of war on journalists and soldiers after they return home. Junger will be at the theater for a post-screening discussion, which will include students, veterans, journalists, and filmmakers (as well as the general audience). It should be really engaging and interesting.

Admission is free, and all that interested attendees have to do is reserve tickets here:  We would love to have lots of UW students in the audience. 
More details about the film are below.


Time & Place
Wednesday, Nov 5 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About The Film
In his latest film probing the up-close-and-personal faces of combat, journalist/filmmaker Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) explores the shared struggles that soldiers and war correspondents are confronted with, mentally and emotionally, upon returning home.

About The Guest
Sebastian Junger is the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of "The Perfect Storm," "A Death in Belmont," and "Fire." As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories in Liberia, Sierra Leone and other places around the globe. He has been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism. Junger became a fixture in the national media when, as a first-time author, he commanded The New York Times best-seller list for more than three years with "The Perfect Storm," which later set sales records and became a major motion picture from Warner Bros.

Please don't hesitate to email me a message if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help with promoting this event.

Best wishes,