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Film examines American culture of gun violence

The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents Bowling for Columbine, noon Wednesday, October 3, in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.~

Director Michael Moore examines American gun culture in this 2002 feature, which won an Oscar and a host of awards around the world. Alternating between humourous and horrifying, Bowling for Columbine sets out to answer the question: is the US a nation of gun nuts or just plain nuts?

From a look at the Columbine High School security camera tapes to the home of Charlton Heston, from a young man who makes homemade napalm to the murder of a six-year-old girl by another six-year-old, Bowling for Columbine is a journey through America, and through its past, hoping to discover why the pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence.

International Wednesdays screenings are free and open to the public.