New York City is abuzz in anticipation of the eagerly awaited U.S. premier of Antony Loewenstein’s nearly-a-decade-in-the-making Disaster Capitalism documentary. The “glittering” 27 March screening will take place in the 250 seat Jamail Lecture Hall on the third floor of Pulitzer Hall at the Columbia Journalism School.
As an extra enticement there will be a post-screening discussion minus Loewenstein’s annoying adolescent adenoidal droning:
Moderator: Jonathan Sury, Project Director for Communications and Field Operations for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, Columbia University
• Thor Neureiter, Director of Disaster Capitalism and Director of Video Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.
• Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, Columbia University
• Sarah Baker, Programs Manager for Healthcare Ready and former consultant to the Department of Homeland Security
• Chernor Bah, youth advocate for the Global Partnership for Education
Make sure to reserve a seat; the film’s FaceBook page indicating three people have so far committed to attend.
Update: With the Columbia presenters wisely making no mention of Loewenstein whatsoever, he seems to have lost interest, his site totally ignoring the U.S. premier.