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NewsNew Documentary by Marlboro Professor Chronicles the Philsophy of Red State Voters

Marlboro College Professor of Philosophy Neal Weiner has directed a new documentary, “Red State Voices,”  which will be screened on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the Latchis Theater, 48 Main Street in Brattleboro. Tickets are $7, and there will be discussions after both screenings. The film recently recieved an "Award of Recognition" from the National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists.

Distressed by the elections, Weiner traveled to Virginia to question ordinary people—black, white, young, old, secular, Christian, Jewish men and women—who voted Republican for “moral” reasons.

In serious and often revealing discussions about their beliefs on abortion, gay marriage, gender issues, religion, and tolerance, those interviewed show themselves to be far more thoughtful, kind and open than they are often given credit for—even when they are fervently religious.

Weiner hopes that his film will “start a dialogue that would lessen thepolarization and demonization that seems to come with the red/blue dichotomy.” For more information, please contact Neal Weiner at (802) 258-9311 or nweiner@marlboro.edu.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives).

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