Watergate

Film Screening and Director's Talk

Title Conditional: Watergate

With Academy Award-winning director
Charles Ferguson (U.S., 2018)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

Director Charles Ferguson introduces the screening of his documentary "Watergate." (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

Director Charles Ferguson introduces the screening of his documentary "Watergate." (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

Watergate tells the comprehensive story of the scandal, from the first troubling signs in Richard Nixon’s presidency to his resignation and beyond.  Crucially, the film also situates Watergate in the context of all the issues it raised – many of which, of course, now resonate powerfully with current events.

After the screening, Academy Award-winning director Charles Ferguson will speak in conversation with Harley Shaiken and Maria Echaveste.  

Filmmaker Charles Ferguson is the founder and president of Representational Pictures. Ferguson won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary with Inside Job. Ferguson’s films also include the Oscar-nominated No End in Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq and Time to Choose.

Harley Shaiken is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Department of Geography and the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies.

Maria Echaveste is a Senior Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies and served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the White House from 1998 to 2001.

Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Graduate School of Journalism. 

Charles Ferguson answers a question from the audience. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)
Charles Ferguson answers a question from the audience. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

Maria Echaveste discusses the impeachment mechanism with the audience. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)
Maria Echaveste discusses the impeachment mechanism with the audience. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

Professor Beatriz Manz asks a question of the panel. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)
Professor Beatriz Manz asks a question of the panel. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

Charles Ferguson talks with audience members after the event. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)
Charles Ferguson talks with audience members after the event. (Photo by Danielle Cosmes.)

(Image courtesy of Representational Pictures.)

(Image courtesy of Representational Pictures.)