Brock film series marks Remembrance Day with Fog of War documentary

Remembrance Day is a time of reflection to honour soldiers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Brock University Department of Political Science Politics and Film series marks this day of remembrance through the special screening and public discussion Wednesday, Nov. 9 of The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamera.

Erroll Morris directed this 2003 Academy Award–winning documentary, which focuses on an interview with one of the main U.S. architects of the Vietnam War. The film attempts to humanize one of the most destructive events in U.S. history through an in-depth personal testimony of what it was like to be involved. It is truly an educational must–see on the nature of war and American politics.

This special screening Wednesday night will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with Brock political scientists Stefan Dolgert and Blayne Haggart.

“It’s one of the finest meditations on the seductions of realpolitik, the precarious nature of international security and the horrible cost of failing to think ethically about the origin and conduct of war,” says Dolgert.

The Fog of War is presented in conjunction with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Film House. Tickets are $9 for general admission and $7 for Film House Members. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 905-688-0772. Tickets are also available the day of the show.

What: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S.McNamara, Directed by Errol Morris, 2003 Oscar Best Documentary winner followed by Q&A and audience discussion

When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Where: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Film House, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

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