NYC premiere Richard Brouillette’s film Oncle Bernard: A Counter-Lesson in Economics, a conversational portrait of late French economist and columnist for Charlie Hebdo, Bernard Maris.

Oncle Bernard: A Counter-Lesson in Economics (2015, 79 min) centers around a conversation with Economist Bernard Maris, a.k.a. “Oncle Bernard” who was killed during the Charlie Hebdo shooting, on January 7, 2015. This fascinating and rarely seen interview was filmed in March 2000 as part of the documentary Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy and extended in full for this uncut look at the economist himself. Maris shares incisive, lively and mischievous words of dissent, unleashing hard-hitting truths that challenge the dogmas incessantly rehashed by those enslaved to the “science” of Economics. With wit and eloquence, and a capacity to distill complex issues and make arduous subject matters exciting, Bernard unveils courageously original ideas over the course of the interview – ideas that are all the more precious in this era of intellectual resignation and economic austerity.


Friday, 7:30pmOncle Bernard Screening and Q&A
Saturday, 7:30pmOncle Bernard Screening and Q&A
 

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UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art 322 Union Ave. Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211

Documentary about Bernard Maris: Screening of "Oncle Bernard" at UnionDocs

When
July 1 - 3, 2016
Where
UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art
322 Union Ave. Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY 11211

NYC premiere Richard Brouillette’s film Oncle Bernard: A Counter-Lesson in Economics, a conversational portrait of late French economist and columnist for Charlie Hebdo, Bernard Maris.

Oncle Bernard: A Counter-Lesson in Economics (2015, 79 min) centers around a conversation with Economist Bernard Maris, a.k.a. “Oncle Bernard” who was killed during the Charlie Hebdo shooting, on January 7, 2015. This fascinating and rarely seen interview was filmed in March 2000 as part of the documentary Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy and extended in full for this uncut look at the economist himself. Maris shares incisive, lively and mischievous words of dissent, unleashing hard-hitting truths that challenge the dogmas incessantly rehashed by those enslaved to the “science” of Economics. With wit and eloquence, and a capacity to distill complex issues and make arduous subject matters exciting, Bernard unveils courageously original ideas over the course of the interview – ideas that are all the more precious in this era of intellectual resignation and economic austerity.


Friday, 7:30pmOncle Bernard Screening and Q&A
Saturday, 7:30pmOncle Bernard Screening and Q&A
 

More information here