Campaign Concerns Film Series


Campaign  Concerns: 2016 Election Film Series

"Campaign Concerns" presents a series of three recent films, each dealing with issues currently part of our national conversation. From the use of drones and advanced surveillance techniques, to race and immigration, these films are intended to foster thoughtful discussion around pressing issues central to the 2016 election.

This film series is presented in partnership with the Debartolo Performing Arts Center and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, with support from ND Votes. These are free, but ticketed events. For tickets, visit or call 574-631-2800.

All films begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, Debartolo Performing Arts Center.


Wednesday, August 31
“Eye in the Sky” (2015)

Introduced by David Cortright , Keough School of Global Affairs

Helen Mirren stars as a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance, she discovers that the targets are planning a suicide bombing, and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as an American pilot is about to engage, a child enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute.


Wednesday, September 21
“Freedom Summer” (2014)

Introduced by Jennifer Mason McAward, Director of The Center for Civil and Human Rights

Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states—even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death.


Wednesday, October 26
“Don't tell Anyone” (2015)

Introduced by Ricardo Ramirez, Department of Political Science

Angy Rivera arrives with her mother in the United States, fleeing violence, poverty and civil war in their native Colombia. For twenty years they battle a complex and inequitable immigration system until Angy, facing an uncertain future, joins the youth-led New York State Youth Leadership Council (YLC) and becomes an activist for undocumented youth.