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Movie Talk: The Great Hack
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

Movie Talk: The Great Hack

A documentary about the dark side of big data and social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Brexit.

Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.

Academy-Award nominees Amer and Noujaim (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com) continue their tradition of exploring the seismic ripples of social media with this riveting, complex film. THE GREAT HACK forces us to question the origin of the information we consume daily. What do we give up when we tap that phone or keyboard and share ourselves in the digital age.

NOTE: Because the entire film is nearly 2 hours long, we will feature key movie clips intertwined with a discussion.

Come watch and discuss the movie with pizza + popcorn!

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Integrity Idol Screening: South Africa Finalists
May
16
12:30 PM12:30

Integrity Idol Screening: South Africa Finalists

Integrity Idol is an innovative global campaign run by citizens in search of honest public servants.

Integrity Idol began in Nepal in 2014, spread to Liberia in 2015 and has now evolved into a global campaign that is currently in 6 countries and has been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.

Over the last year, Accountability Lab ran the first ever Integrity Idol Campaign in South Africa. After nominations were received from all of the country and nominees were thoroughly vetted, we are now in the final stage of the campaign where citizens get to vote for their favorite honest public official from 5 finalists.

There is no better way to get a feel for Integrity Idol than by viewing it firsthand, so bring your lunch and join us for a casual screening of 5 short films (about 5 min each) highlighting the work of the current Integrity Idol South Africa finalists. 


Cheri-Leigh Erasmus serves at the Accountability Lab's Programs and Learning Manager and will facilitate this event. She's a spent a decade in the higher education and nonprofit management arenas in South Africa and the US. The Accountability Lab supports change-makers to develop and implement positive ideas for integrity in their communities, unleashing positive social and economic change.

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Reel Hubbers Present: Good Night and Good Luck w/a Special Guest
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Reel Hubbers Present: Good Night and Good Luck w/a Special Guest

They took on the government with nothing but the truth.

Reel Hubbers, the Open Gov Hub monthly movie series, presents the Academy Award Best Picture nominated (2005) Good Night and Good Luck, starring David Strathairn, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, and Patricia Clarkson.

A speaker from the Committee to Protect Journalists will be joining us to discuss what we can learn from this film for today's political and media climate.

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Reel Hubbers Present: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Reel Hubbers Present: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The Hub's film group has selected Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for the month of August. 

Mr. Smith is an American classic film, directed by the famous Frank Capra and starring the one and only Jimmy Stewart. This 1939 film is an ode to citizen empowerment and fighting against government corruption, which is even more apt today than when it first came out.

Join us for this feel-good movie about democracy in action!

Invite your coworkers and your friends, and let's talk about US democracy.

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Reel Hubbers Presents: Persepolis
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Reel Hubbers Presents: Persepolis

Join the Reel Hubbers (the Hub's film group) and friends for this month's movie showing of Persepolis.

Persepolis is an animated film based on the best-selling graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about growing up in revolutionary Iran in the 1970s and 80s. The film chronicles her growing up admidst this environment, in which family members were detained, and then moving to safety in France, only to find the world is even more complicated.

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Reel Hubbers Present: Leviathan
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Reel Hubbers Present: Leviathan

Join the Reel Hubbers (the Hub's new film group) and friends for this month's movie showing, Leviathan.

Originally banned in its home country of Russia, Leviathan is a seering portrait of corruption, power, and money. The lessons contained within this film reach across all borders.

Leviathan has earned 40+ nominations - including the Academy Award's Best Foreign Film - and 30+ wins, including the Golden Globes, as well as a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Nepal Post-Earthquake: Building Resilience Film Screening
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Nepal Post-Earthquake: Building Resilience Film Screening

This is an event put on by OpenGov Hub member Accountability Lab.

To make sense of the devastation after Nepal's dual earthquakes in 2015, five filmmakers from Nepal - through the Accountability Lab and Onion Films, Accountability Film School - traveled across the country seeking true stories of hope, strength, and integrity. The people of Nepal have demonstrated remarkable resilience and the ability to adapt despite rapidly changing circumstances. But far too often these stories are not shared by the international media. To help rebuild Nepal, we need to make sure these voices are told. The real stories of Nepal are not just of devastation, but of survival, hope and resilience. These voices are essential - because they move beyond the pictures of devastation to show the reality - ordinary people showing extraordinary resilience.

Visual storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to engage with audiences and spark meaningful conversations and action. Come join us and the Nepali diaspora community for the screening of Building Resilience films followed by vibrant conversations, Nepali food and music. This series celebrates the remarkable resilience of so many across Nepal and inspires hope for the future.

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