Are you satisfied?
Do you make enough money?
Are we responsible for the government we have?
Are we responsible for what our government does?
Do you feel personally responsible for the war in Iraq?
Does equal opportunity exist in the United States?
What are you most scared of?
On the 14th of June, in this presidential election
year, Shelly Silver proposes a day
of questions and answers centered around individual
and collective responsibility*, or, more specifically,
where we find ourselves as American citizens in this
place (NYC) at this time (2008). These are the issues
taken up by a large group of New Yorkers in Silver's
soon-to-be-finished film in complete world.
*The definition of the term responsibility is: answerable
(to another, for something), from the Latin responsus:
'to respond.' Starting with the word 'responsibility'
leads quickly to the necessity for discourse.
11:00 am – 6 pm: The day's activities will include
screenings, as well as the chance to respond, as visitors
will be asked to write answers to a series of questions,
including those listed above.
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: The evening's activity will
include a preview screening of, and discussion around
in complete world, followed by a discussion
moderated by Maureen Connor.