The Great European Disaster Movie

Angus Deayton, Flavia Piras Trow, John Arthur
Film director: 
Annalisa Piras
Event date: 
Mon, 23/05/2016

Join us for a special FREE screening of THE GREAT EUROPEAN DISASTER MOVIE, and post-film talks and discussion. Includes wine reception and light refreshments.

35,000ft, sometime in the not-so-distant future. Eight year old Jane Monnetti sits aboard an aeroplane which is flying through a menacing storm, heading for Berlin. But all is not well at ground-level. The European Union has collapsed, and countries that had collaborated happily at the beginning of the 21st Century are regressing into the fractious collection of competing nation-states that existed before the EU’s formation. Scared by the turbulence, Jane strikes-up a conversation with an English archaeologist sitting next to her: Charles Granda. He is about to give a lecture on the EU, an entity she had never heard of. In his suitcase he has 5 artefacts which evoke 5 lost European values. To distract Jane from the increasingly menacing storm he tells her 5 stories about what the EU was, why things went so wrong, and what has been lost since its collapse.

THE GREAT EUROPEAN DISASTER MOVIE is being screened one month before the EU Referendum vote.

Venue: Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building, CF10 3NB
Time: 6 pm
Genre: Documentary
Film running time: 1 hour 28 minutes

Our expert panel are: Dr Stuart FoxDr Sioned Pearce, Dr Rachael Minto and Roger Casale.