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Carne Ross to introduce screening of The Accidental Anarchist (2017)

Q&A afterwards chaired by Dr Alex Pritchard

A Department of Politics seminar
Date15 November 2017
Time17:30 to 19:30
PlaceXFI Henderson Lecture Theatre

Carne Ross, diplomat, author and now filmmaker, will be in Exeter on the 15th of November to introduce a screening of his new film Accidental Anarchist for staff and students. Carne Ross will take part in a Q&A afterwards, chaired by Dr Alex Prichard, senior lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics. The event is supported by the Security and Strategy Institute, Center for Advanced International Studies, and the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter. 'Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He felt at first hand the corruption of power. After the Iraq war Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers. This film traces his journey across the globe as he tries to find an answer to the question so many people today are asking themselves - isn't there a better way? For Carne there is. Anarchism offers a solution to the brutalities of Capitalism and the dishonesties of Democracy. It offers a world where people have control over their own lives. From the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, to an anarchist collective in Spain, to Noam Chomsky, the grand old man of anarchism himself, Carne finds people who are putting the theory into practice. His journey eventually takes him to one of the most dangerous places on earth - Syria, eight kilometers from the front line with Isis, where a remarkable anarchist state has risen phoenix like from the flames. A powerful film about one man's epic journey from government insider to anarchist.'


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