Bethlehem, PA, September 10, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Today, Moravian College announced that the school’s InFocus Program will kick off the new academic year on Thursday, September 13 @ 7:00 p.m. in Foy Hall, 342 Main Street on the Priscilla Payne Hurd (South) campus, with an “immersive film experience” featuring a screening of “The Bomb,” a critically acclaimed film that explores through image, sound, and art the history of the testing, stockpiling, and "near-misses" of nuclear weapons in the U.S. and world. Smriti Keshari, one of the filmmakers behind “The Bomb,” will be present for a Q & A after the film with Moravian students and the general public in attendance.
“Hosting a screening of this stunning film is the ideal way to start this year’s InFocus program, whose theme is "War, Peacebuilding and the Just Society," commented Kelly Denton-Borhaug, who is co-directing with Daniel Jasper, this year’s InFocus Center of Investigation at Moravian College. “All of our first year writing seminar students have written about Hiroshima, the classic 1946 work by John Hersey, who visited the site of the first atomic bombing and spoke with survivors. Having the opportunity hear from Ms. Keshari about the making of this film will be an unforgettable experience.”
Set to an original electric rock soundtrack by The Acid, the film explores the immense power of nuclear weapons and the perverse appeal they have. Per the The Bomb website, “The film pierces through the relative indifference of many of us to these weapons, facing us with the shock of their unsettling, strange and compelling reality at the heart of U.S. culture today.”
For more information about the screening and Q & A on September 13 @ 7:00 p.m., please visit moravian.edu/the-bomb-film. This is event is free and open to the general public. Parking for attendees is available under the Hill-to-Hill bridge.
Kelly Denton-Borhaug (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Daniel Jasper (email@example.com)
Co-directors, InFocus: War, Peacebuilding and the Just Society.
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About Moravian College
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit Moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.