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Screening of new documentary with director Nov. 19 at Penn State Fayette

11/13/2009 —
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will be hosting a special screening of a new documentary, “The Anatomy of Hate,” directed by Mike Ramsdell, on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Swimmer Hall in the Williams Building. Tickets are $5 and the event is open to the public. Attendees are also asked to bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the local food bank. The evening’s event is being described as “The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope” because, in addition to the screening of the documentary, there will be a talkback session with Ramsdell, who will answer questions and lead an action dialogue with the community.

“The Anatomy of Hate” is the result of Ramsdell’s six-year process on his study of hate in some of the most virulent ideologies and violent conflicts of our times. On the Web site for his documentary, Ramsdell says, “it is dialogue that will move us past the barriers of fear, cultural conditioning, and stereotype thinking—into an understanding aligned with the eternal truth that we are all one.”

Through his documentary, Ramsdell shows us how we, as humans, are susceptible to those manifestations of hate because of both emotion and biological factors, and how we can overcome them.
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