The Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. Documentary films have emerged as a powerful medium for communicating ideas and highlighting issues to the public. The Hudson Institute 2011 Film Festival has chosen feature outstanding films which help illuminate and educate the public on subjects of concern to the Institute's mission.
The Hudson Institute film selection committee is pleased to announce three winning entries for the 2011 Film Festival. These films will be screened at an all day event on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th starting at 11 AM at BB Kings in Manhattan at 237 West 42nd Street.
This years winning entries are:
11AM - Ronald Reagan - Rendezvous with Destiny
Ronald Reagan - Rendezvous with Destiny focuses on the three pillars of the Ronald Reagan Presidency: reviving the American economy, restoring America's spirit, and challenging the oppression of the Soviet Union. Through interviews with historians, cabinet members, and world leaders, the film examines and celebrates the Great Communicator and his legacy.
12:30PM - The Cartel
The Cartel shows us our educational system like we've never seen it before. Behind every dropout factory, we discover, lurks a powerful, entrenched, and self-serving cartel. The Cartel explores what dedicated parents, committed teachers, clear-eyed officials, and tireless reformers are doing to make our schools better for our kids. If we care about our children's futures, we must insist upon far-reaching and immediate reform. And we must do it now.
2PM - Generation Zero
The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm.
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