TAMUCT Department of History and Political Science to Host Short Film Festival Tonight

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TAMUCT Department of History and Political Science to Host Short Film Festival Tonight

Killeen, TEXAS—On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 6:00pm—8:00pm Texas A&M University-Central Texas Department of History & Political Science is hosting a short film festival in Warrior Hall, North Campus.

There will be short documentary films shown related to the theme of politics, each 5-10 minutes long. Attendees will have the opportunity for a question and answer session with the filmmakers. The event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Preliminary schedule of films:

Session I: Politics at Home

Politics in Gaming

Examines political appeals in video games

The Most Ticketed Road in Fort Hood

Asks why drivers sometimes ignore traffic control signs

Killeen: A Fast-Developing City

Shows how the rapid growth of Killeen is tied to Fort Hood

Q&A Session with Filmmakers

Session II: Civil Liberties

Chipping Away at the Second Amendment

Argues that individual carelessness and malice are responsible for firearm casualties

Ron Paul 2012

Sympathetically interviews supporters of libertarian Presidential candidate Ron Paul

What Lies Beneath

Takes on the topic of racial profiling

Terrorism at Home

Assesses the risk of terrorism in the United States

Q&A Session with Filmmakers

Session III: Health and the Environment

Obamacare

Provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act

It’s a Wonderful Healthcare

Compares the U.S. Army and Canada on healthcare to argue against Obamacare

A (Not So) Sweet Surprise

Examines the Corn Refiners Association campaign for approval of “corn sugar” on packaging

Auto Pollution

Celebrates reductions in automobile pollution

Q&A Session with Filmmakers

Conclusion: Presentation of Audience Award and Jury Prize

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