The UNC Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Society will host a screening of "The Queen of Versailles" and discuss its relation to the ethics of affluence Thursday at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 103.
The documentary follows a wealthy family attempting to build America’s largest house, then losing their fortune in the 2008 financial crisis.
Avra Janz, a first-year public policy student, chose the film for a specific reason. She believes that the film showcases the three branches of the club and gives viewers a personal example to relate the underlying issues to.
“Some people might argue that it’s immoral to have money while other people are starving,” Janz said. “The movie makes the issue very real.”
After viewing the film, Tamara Fakhoury will guide a discussion about its themes. Fakhoury, who is working toward her Ph.D. in philosophy, won one of UNC’s Tanner Graduate Student Teaching Awards in 2016.