See the award-winning documentary, Charlie vs. Goliath, on April 19, 7-9:30PM, Parkway Ballroom -- with Charlie Hardy, the protagonist, and Reed Lindsay, the filmmaker, and a student-led panel. The film, Charlie vs. Goliath, features a former Catholic priest named Charlie Hardy, who spent 8 years living in a cardboard shack serving the poor in the slums of Caracus, Venezuela, before returning to his home state of Wyoming, where he ran for US Senate on a platform to get money out of politics. From the filmmaker: “….it is my hope that Charlie’s story, as told through this film, will inspire many others, in this country and beyond, to fight against money in politics or to take other actions to make the world a better place even when the odds seem exceedingly long. Maybe if enough people begin dreaming impossible dreams, they will not seem so impossible anymore.”
Related Events for Students, Faculty, and Staff on Friday, April 20 from 1-3PM:
Reed Lindsay, Story and Structure in Documentary Film, Friday, April 20, 1-3PM, Roan Mountain Room/PSU
Filmmaker and journalist Reed Lindsay will conduct a workshop that explores the nuts and bolts of the process of making a documentary. We will look at the art of crafting a compelling story from pre-production to the editing room, discuss best practices for conducting interviews, and analyze concrete examples of challenges and solutions in documentaries Reed has directed. The workshop will be as interactive as possible and participants are encouraged to discuss their own projects regardless of what stage they may be in.
Charlie Hardy, Latin America Yesterday and Today, The Legacy of Hugo Chavez, April 20, 1-3PM, 227 Anne Belk Hall
Charlie Hardy lived in Latin America from 1985 to 2011. Most of that time was spent in Venezuela where he lived for eight years in a pressed-cardboard and tin shack. He also lived for extended periods in Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador and Mexico.
He has been invited to speak in more than 30 universities in the U.S. and Europe and is the author of Cowboy in Caracas, A North American’s Memoir of Venezuela’s Democratic Revolution.
These are the final events in the Humanities Council series of programs this year on Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance. Co-sponsors are: The Dan German Speaker Series, Department of Government & Justice Studies, Student Government Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Affairs, Sociology Department, University Documentary Film Services, International Relations Club.