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Film Screening

Viewing of Richland followed by discussion with the filmmaker

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About the event

Opening at the Tribeca film festival in 2023, Richland explores the environmental and human cost of the eastern Washington company town’s involvement with the Manhattan Project at Hanford during World War II. Filmmaker Irene Lusztig is intrigued by Richland’s present and past as “a community staking its identity and future on its nuclear origin story” and the “habits of thought that normalize the extraordinary violence of the past.” Read more about the film and watch a trailer here.

Film viewing, followed by discussion with the filmmaker, begins at 4:30 pm on February 8 in the CUB Auditorium. Free and open to the public.