UC Irvine's Humanities Collective will be hosting a screening of Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Oliver Stone's upcoming television series The Untold History of The United States. Told in ten episodes, the series hopes to bring to light lost histories of the US, from the Eisenhower administration to the war on terrorism. Additionally, Stone and collaborator Peter Kuznick, professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, will appear via live stream to discuss the series through a Q&A session.
This event will be open to the public and FREE!
Stone, who served in the Vietnam War, has already broached political topics in his filmography: JFK, Platoon, and Nixon, etc.
Beyond providing deeper background to historical events, The Untold History aims to confront the way history has been shaped, and to provide a more profound, broader way of thinking of the past.
Stone and Kuznick spent four years on the project doing heavy research, and along with the series, will be releasing a book of the same name on October 30. For more information on Saturday's screening, see UCI's Humanities page. See you there!