On Sept. 30, the date that marks AUBG's first day of classes back in 1991, we are going to screen Soros, a film by Jesse Dylan.
Billionaire activist George Soros has played an important role in supporting AUBG, and The Open Society Institute that he established has distributed over 3000 scholarships to students from 23 countries amounting to $27MM. The screening, which will be opened by AUBG President Dr. David Evans on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Andrey Delchev Auditorium, BAC, will offer the AUBG community an inside look into the life of "one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time," as the film's website, sorosfilm.com, describes him.
ABOUT THE FILM
"Famous for betting against the Bank of England in 1992 and making a billion dollars in one day, he is maligned by ideologues on both the left and the right for daring to tackle the world’s problems and putting his money behind his fight – from free elections and freedom of the press to civil rights for minorities. With unprecedented access to the man and his inner circle, American director Jesse Dylan follows Soros across the globe and pulls back the curtain on his personal history, private wealth, and public activism. Soros reveals a complicated genius whose experience as a Jew during the Holocaust gave rise to a lifelong crusade against authoritarianism and hate."