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Regarding Susan Sontag presented by Stanford Arts and Camera As Witness, Graduate School of Education

November 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Graduate School of Education CERAS Building Rm: 101, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University

FREE and open to the general public

Stanford Arts Institute and Camera As Witness, Graduate School of Education presentINDIVIDUAL TO UNIVERSAL series co-presented with Stanford Film SocietyRegarding Susan Sontag(98 min) US    Director/Producer: Nancy Kates Susan Sontag follows the writer and activist through a life marked by moral conflict. It chronicles Sontag's rise to fame; she was one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers, while struggling privately with her fears, sexuality, self-image, and relationships. The film features insightful interviews, fascinating archival images, and a creative visual style that reflects both her interest in photography and her status as an icon. Sontag thought deeply about crisis, from war and the Holocaust to personal crisis: a stage IV cancer diagnosis at forty-two. Sontag was by turns brilliant, beautiful, arrogant and insightful. Sadly, the public knows little about her, particularly the same-sex relationships she hid throughout her life. The film investigates ‘who was Susan Sontag, and why is she important now?  Monday, November 30  6:30PM Reception with the filmmaker Nancy Kates7:00PM Screening and DiscussionCERAS building room 101, Stanford Graduate School of Education 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University Following the screening discussion with the award winning filmmaker and Stanford alumna Nancy Kates moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford Arts, Stanford Film Society, Camera as Witness Program
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