“The Art of Dissent,” a feature documentary film by historian James Le Sueur, explores the role of artistic activism during Czechoslovakia’s communist takeover and nonviolent transition from communist power. It will be screened as a free drive-in film at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, in the northwest corner of the A lot.
Le Sueur is the Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations and the chair of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s history department. His film recently premiered online at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and the Newburyport Documentary Festival. View the trailer: theartofdissentfilm.com.
Le Sueur completed his doctorate in intellectual and cultural history at the University of Chicago in 1996. He joined the Nebraska faculty in 2001 and teaches courses on world intellectual and cultural history, France, Algeria, terrorism, radical Islam, 20th-century decolonization and 20th-century international relations.
To ensure the campus community’s safety, attendees of the screening are required to follow UNL’s COVID-19 policies and guidelines throughout the event. Guests are encouraged to attend only with members of their households. In the spirit of the Cornhusker Commitment, guests who carpool with someone outside their household are encouraged to wear a face covering and roll down vehicle windows if weather permits.
The lot will open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. screening. Space is limited, and parking will be first-come, first-served. The screening is free but a ticket is required to park. Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles, as no restrooms or concessions will be available. No alcohol is permitted. Register to attend the screening.
Posted September 22, 2020 by Heidi Uhing