Oblivion

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8, 2009
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Heddy Honigmann paints a lively and endearing—but also somber—portrait of life in her native country Peru with her latest documentary, Oblivion. Honigmann profiles the average citizens of Lima, who are trying to make a living and enjoy life in the face of poverty. Many of her subjects are artists: buskers, singers and even gymnasts, who entertain at crowded street intersections (often with little regard for traffic). She also interviews quirky business owners, including a frog-juice vendor and a man who makes presidential sashes—a niche market if there ever was one. The film screens for free tonight at 7 p.m.

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case to determine if Wisconsin Republicans’ redistricting maps are too partisan. Do you believe the U.S. Supreme Court will order Wisconsin to redraw our legislative maps so the majority of legislative districts are competitive and voters will actually have a real choice between a Democrat and Republican?

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