Section Menu

"Betting on Zero": Screening and Discussion

Betting on Zero

(2016, dir Ted Braun, USA, 104 min)  

Please join us for a screening of "Betting on Zero" as part of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: "Film Lives!"

Writer-director Ted Braun’s critically acclaimed first feature film, Darfur Now, presented on our campus in 2007, won the NAACP Image Award for best documentary of 2007.  Continuing his work in non-fiction across documentary and scripted forms with a focus on global conflict, Betting On Zero explores the battle waged by controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman and Latina activist Julie Contreras to expose Herbalife as a massive international pyramid scheme.  (Premiere, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, special jury mention, World Documentary Competition).  Ted Braun (Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair in Cinematic Ethics, USC School of Cinematic Arts) will be present for Q&A and will hold a master class for Film Studies students the following day.

Introduction by Shawn Shimpach (UMass).

The director will be present for discussion.