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Movie Night with Jay Tuck ’68
July 13, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDTFree
Join the filmmaker, Jay Tuck ’68, for a screening of two films.
- “Short Circuit”, filmed on campus in 1967 with Antioch funding (7 minutes)
- “Early Years – The Untold History of Abu Dhabi”, an award-winning documentary for National Geographics (45 minutes)
Cinema Room, Arts and Science Building
ABOUT “EARLY YEARS”
Today, Emiratis are among the wealthiest people in the world. But the Elders have not forgotten the early years, when they were among the world’s poorest. They remember well the daily struggle for food and water, the suffering. “Early Years” recalls the 1960s, when pearl divers spent months on the high seas without vegetables or vitamins on a high-risk job at a starvation wage, when women walked miles for water and families travelled weeks in camel caravans to escape the scorching heat of summer. Many died.
An unforgettable documentary contrasting today’s riches with yesterday’s hardships.
This is the untold history of poverty, hunger and desperation before Abu Dhabi found wealth. It is the heart-wrenching account of people living in primitive huts without schools or streets, medical help or modern transportation.
ABOUT JAY TUCK
US defense expert Jay Tuck was executive news director of the daily network program Tagesthemen on ARD Television. In his 35 years at the German network, he produced over 500 television segments. He served twice as combat correspondent in Iraq. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading publications in Europe, including Cicero, Focus, Le Point, Stern, Welt and ZEITmagazin. He is author of “High-Tech Espionage”, published in fourteen countries. For his current book, “Evolution without Us”, he interviewed drone pilots and intelligence sources, futurists and Silicon Valley specialists in a 3 year exclusive research. Now out in Germany (Plassen Publishing), the technology bestseller will be appearing in Chinese in early spring (Shanghai University Press).
Jay Tuck is an internationally acclaimed speaker whose lively talks are accompanied by exclusive video and photographs. His TED-Talk reached over 1 1/2 million views on the internet. Tuck speaks to private banks and financial institutions (World Bank, Chambers of Commerce, Patrizia), to gala events (Deloitte, ServicePlan), Media and Medical Congresses (WAZ, Universitätsklinikum Essen), Innovation and Research Symposia (Vodafone, Xing), as well as security, armed forces and law enforcement conferences (Academy of the Bundeswehr, Sicherheitsgespräche 2017).