Robert Richter '50 to Screen "In Our Hands"
Join students, staff, alumni, and faculty for a free screening of "In Our Hands," a documentary by the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Visitor Robert Richter ’50, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Fowler 302.
"In Our Hands" documents the largest peace demonstration in history, which took place in New York City on June 12, 1982. This uplifting documentary interweaves performers, individual marchers, aerial shots, and down-to-earth scenes of the massive gathering when 1 million people called for an end to the nuclear arms race. Even the police were on the side of the demonstrators. Twenty-five years later, with reports of plans for new nuclear weapons, "In Our Hands" reminds us of how people responded then, and may serve as a role model for those who today dare to raise questions.
A Q&A with Richter will follow the screening. Food and refreshments will be served.
Since 2003, the Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Visitor program has brought back to campus leading alumni who have shared their life's work with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Richter has been honored with three Academy Award nominations for best documentary short and three DuPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism awards as well as Emmys, Peabody Awards, and many film festival honors. His films have been broadcast on PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, TBS, Discovery, BBC, and elsewhere.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (323) 259-2601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.