The Response: Award-Winning Short Film Screens March 8
March 8, 2011
Contact: University Relations
As a highlight of the University of Baltimore's annual Ethics Week, a free screening of The Response—the award-winning short film based on transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military trials—will take place on Tuesday, March 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Filmmaker Sig Libowitz, a writer, producer and actor who has worked on a number of award-winning films and television series including In the Bedroom, The Sopranos, Law & Order and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning The Believer, will be on hand to discuss the moral ambiguity of the Guantanamo trials. The event will take place in the Moot Court Room in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center, 1415 Maryland Ave.
The Response, starring Kate Mulgrew, Peter Riegert and Aasif Mandvi, won the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award as best of the year in Drama and Literature. Prior winners of the award include Twelve Angry Men, Judgment at Nuremberg and To Kill a Mockingbird. The film has been screened for members of Congress, as well as at the Pentagon, West Point, and the United States Department of Justice, as well as at a number of colleges and law schools across the country.
The event is part of the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics' 19th annual Ethics Week, to be held March 7-12. This year the week includes a series of discussions on the need for respectful and meaningful discussion of provocative ethical issues in the military, academia, government, history, business and personal life.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.