Film Examines Ralph Nader
November 13, 2007
An Unreasonable Man will be the next preview in the MPTV Community Cinema series at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The monthly film series, sponsored by Milwaukee Public Television, is free and open to the public.
The presentation will be a one-hour preview of a two-hour documentary that takes an unsparing look at Ralph Nader, one of the most important and controversial political figures of our time. The Atlantic Monthly, in its list of the "100 most influential Americans," ranked Nader 96.
David Bollier, a public interest advocate and author, will lead a discussion at the presentation. He appears in the Nader documentary and is the author of "Brand Name Bullies" and co-founder of "Public Knowledge," a Washington-based public interest group.
Nader, an attorney and consumer advocate/environmentalist, has been a longtime critic of corporations for having too much power and undermining the fundamental American values of democracy and human rights.
The film also will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Theater. The presentation is part of a UWM class in documentary filmmaking, but also will be free and open to the general public.
An Unreasonable Man will premiere Tuesday, Dec. 18, on MPTV-10 at 8 p.m.
MPTV Community Cinema is one of a number of new services, special events and local programs commemorating Milwaukee Public Television's 50th anniversary. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.