Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope An Evening with Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn Presented in partnership with VPM
Monday, April 13 at 6:30 PM | The Paramount Theater
Join for a documentary screening, followed by a conversation with Kristof and WuDunn
Individual tickets: $18 general admission, $9 for students
Tickets available now!
Poverty, addiction, suicide, and homelessness — the systemic issues facing many of America’s hometowns — are centered around a common theme: inequality. In their new documentary film, Tightrope, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore the on-the-ground manifestations of inequality and challenge the pervasive “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality.
About the film:
Inspired to uncover the reasons behind the untimely deaths of many close childhood friends and neighbors, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn journey back to Kristof’s hometown to explore the on-the-ground manifestations of inequality that lead to poverty, addiction, suicide, and homelessness in America’s hometowns. Shining a powerful light into the fallacy of the American Dream and the pervasive “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality, Kristof and WuDunn pose the question: How do we harness the potential of human kindness to recover as a country?
About Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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