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Jean Ziegler "The Optimism of Willpower"

Hosted by a member of the Vienna Learning Circle Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 12 Sep 18:30 - 21:00

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"Jean Ziegler - Der Optimismus des Willens"
Protected content Film 92 min - Director: Nicolas Wadimoff
In German language
Discussion afterwards with Lisa Mittendrein (Attac)

Please be on time, the Foyer opens at 6.30 p.m., the film starts at 7 p.m.!! Entrance is free, donations welcome!

Jean Ziegler (born April 19, Protected content Hans Ziegler) is a former professor of sociology at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne, Paris. He was a Member of Parliament for the Social Democrats in the Federal Assembly of Switzerland from Protected content 1999. He has also held several positions with the United Nations. Jean Ziegler has authored numerous works, is a lecturer, and is well known for this sentence: "A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child."

In Protected content , Jean Ziegler was asked by Che Guevara to fight the "Capitalist Monster". Former collaborator of Kofi Annan, professor and writer, Ziegler's books still act as a manifesto to left-wing intelligentsia. At the UN Human Rights Council, he fights against "vulture funds", a new avatar of the "Monster". He goes back to Cuba, in his opinion the mother of all anticapitalist forces. The visit becomes a dialogue between reality and symbolism, confronting his thinking with today's Cuban destiny.

Looking forward to the interesting film and to meeting you there!
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