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Presented in partnership with The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas 2018; the Umbrella Project Arts Organization; and Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre.

Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies Film & Lecture Series 2018.

Realising Utopia: Cinema & 1968.

‘All Power to the Imagination’ – ‘Tout le pouvoir à l'imagination’ – ‘Phantasie an die Macht’

May 1968 – May 2018:

‘Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible’ – ‘Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible’.

Opening Night: Wednesday, the 21st of February, 2018.

Opening Lecture: Professor Helena Sheehan (Dublin City University) – ‘History and Significance of May 68’. Time: 7 – 9 p.m @ Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre.

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Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies Film & Lecture Series 2018 – Opening Lecture: Professor Helena Sheehan of Dublin City University ‘History and Significance of May 68’.

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What made 1968 such an iconic year? What forces were in motion to erupt in the dramatic events of 68? What was it like to live through those times? What were the consequences of those events? What conclusions can we draw now about the meaning of those events? What reverberations can we still feel 50 years later? Professor Helena Sheehan, active in 1968 and still going, will address these questions.

Helena Sheehan is Emeritus Professor at Dublin City University. She is an author and activist. Her books include: Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History; Irish Television Drama: A Society and Its Stories; and, The Syriza Wave. An autobiographical work entitled Navigating the Zeitgeist will be published in 2018. Prof. Sheehan has written many articles on philosophy; science; culture; and politics, and lectured widely in America, Europe and Africa. She has also attended many meetings, marched many miles, protested many issues, been tear gassed and arrested, scored some victories and suffered many defeats, but still struggles to find hope in an uncertain and unjust world.

Event Location: Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre

Date: Wednesday, February 21st

Time: 7-9 p.m

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