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Political Trust – Documentary Screening

A mass of protesters at the Capitol building in Washington DC, USA. People are wearing masks and attempting to climb into the building with a ladder.

What’s on offer?

This is a documentary, produced by Silverfish and commissioned by the TrustGov research project, about Political Trust. After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers and university staff involved in the film.

What’s it about?

The documentary explores how diverse, ordinary citizens (from the UK, USA and Denmark) feel about their governments, political institutions, politicians and why they feel this way. The film highlights the state of political trust in the world and whether it has been declining in recent times; furthermore it looks at what the consequences may be for our democracies and society. The documentary includes extensive interviews with multiple academics from the UK, USA, Denmark, France and Iceland; all within the social sciences remit. They share their findings and ideas with the audience in an engaging and relatable way, woven together with the personal stories of ordinary citizens.

Who’s leading the event?

Viktor Valgardsson, Research Fellow within the School of Economic, Social and Political Science

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