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The Truth Project

Jumping off from the successful "Truth and Reconciliation" series sponsored by the IAH, we will hold a series of lectures, discussions, and film screenings to consider the question of "truth" in public discourse.
Jumping off from the successful "Truth and Reconciliation" series sponsored by the IAH, we will hold a series of lectures, discussions, and film screenings to consider the question of "truth" in public discourse.  Over the course of the next three semesters, these events will tackle questions of "true" versus "fake" news and political pronouncements; whose testimony and which witnesses get counted in recounting events; and (more abstractly) what are the criteria for truth in humanistic research and social discourse?

Events in The Truth Project

The Witness: A film by James Solomon


***Shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature***

The name Kitty Genovese became synonymous with bystander apathy after The New York Times reported that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered – and did nothing to help. THE WITNESS, which premiered to critical-acclaim at the 2015 New York Film Festival, follows her brother Bill’s search for the truth. In the process, he unravels a myth that transformed his life, condemned a city, and defined an era. THE WITNESS debunks one of America’s most chilling crime stories as a brother reclaims his sister’s forgotten life from her infamous death.

Join us for the Film Screening on October 19 at 7:00p.m. in 113 Carnegie.

Join us for a discussion following the film, with faculty members Pearl Gluck (Assistant Professor of Film/Video) and Sarah Clark Miller (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies), moderated by HI Director, John Christman.