A fascinating documentary of an architectural, historical and cultural wonder, The Living Stones of Sacsayhuaman takes viewers on a journey to the countryside of Peru where a team of Russian researchers work to uncover the mysteries of the stone walls built by the Incas. The walls of Sacsayhuaman, massive in scale and sophisticated in their geometric precision, are perhaps the most awe-inspiring and perplexing of all Incan structures. The film follows the researchers with finely detailed footage of the expedition.
Dates: 7/30/2019 - 7/30/2019
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: Building O
Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness firsthand the impact of climate change. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. The film suggests actions individuals and the society can take, showing the power we all possess to build a better future for our planet.
Dates: 8/13/2019 - 8/13/2019
How Big Oil Conquered the World, a provocative production of the Corbett Report, recounts the troubled history of the oil industry from the Rockefellers to the present. Viewers are presented with a picture of an industry determined to become a world superpower with control over everything from pharmaceuticals to green technologies to education. Is our society truly subject to the nefarious designs of big oil? Come ready to discuss the accusations and the implications for all of us.
Dates: 8/27/2019 - 8/27/2019
Building: Building E
Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game â€“ some say the one that started it all -- originally designed and programmed by Soviet Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. Tetris: from Russia with Love is the story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation, and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War Tensions between East and West. Even if you are not a video game enthusiast, you will be intrigued by this story of the business dealings and negotiations that took it from a Moscow computer into homes and hands around the world.
Dates: 9/10/2019 - 9/10/2019
Are you intrigued by the buzz around Bitcoin? Confused? The Bitcoin Gospel is a fascinating look at the effort to allow everyday citizens to bypass the financial industry and become their own bank. The new digital currency held the promise of a world without the constrictions of currency exchange or conversion. But working outside the banking industry comes at a price. Has the use of Bitcoin inspired exactly the sort of elitist society the system was devised to defeat? The Bitcoin Gospel covers these issues and more in even-handed fashion. Who knows â€“ maybe you will be buying Bitcoins after watching this film and discussing it with your fellow learners.
Dates: 9/24/2019 - 9/24/2019