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Film for Thought: Wednesday, 14th March '18 at 6.45 pm - Screening of `The Insider' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 14th March ’18 at 6.45 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘The Insider at the outdoor amphitheatre, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran

Film: The Insider (1999)

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

Run-Time: 2 hrs 33 Mins

What is the nature of terrorism in the modern world? Are we more affected by conventional terrorism or corporate terrorism? These are the tough questions posed by Michael Mann’s complex thriller/drama about tobacco whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand who is threatened, pressured and terrorised into not telling the truth about what he knows about cigarettes and their impact on public health. Using every trick in the book from complex confidentiality agreements and lawsuits to character assassination and death threats, Corporate America’s methods to silence the truth and the media make The Insider increasingly relevant.

Based on a true story, the film was nominated for 7 Oscars.