The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents Bowling for Columbine, noon Wednesday, October 3, in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.~
Director Michael Moore examines American gun culture in this 2002 feature, which won an Oscar and a host of awards around the world. Alternating between humourous and horrifying, Bowling for Columbine sets out to answer the question: is the US a nation of gun nuts or just plain nuts?
From a look at the Columbine High School security camera tapes to the home of Charlton Heston, from a young man who makes homemade napalm to the murder of a six-year-old girl by another six-year-old, Bowling for Columbine is a journey through America, and through its past, hoping to discover why the pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence.
International Wednesdays screenings are free and open to the public.