Documentary Film: Neo-Conservatism Rebranded
February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets at the Ashland Library, Community Room, every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00–9:00 pm. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcome. Admission is free.
February 14th at 7:00pm
“Neo-Conservatism Rebranded,” is a 73-minute episode from the documentary film series, “A Very Heavy Agenda.” In “Neo-conservatism Rebranded,” filmmaker Robbie Martin allows leading neo-conservatives to explain their world view and set forth their demands for U.S. military intervention in Iraq, Ukraine and Syria.
Interspersed between interviews with leading neoconservatives are snippets from a Bill Moyers interview with neoconservative critic Andrew Bacevich. The episode shows the neoconservative influence in both the Bush and Obama administrations. The film gives rise to questions about the linkage between neo-conservatism and neo-liberalism and about the class interests served by neoconservative wars.