10 Questions for Henry Ford event Oct 19
10 Questions for Henry Ford is a documentary art film that examines the controversial life and legacy of the world’s most famous industrialist. A carefully researched combination of historical fact and poetic imagining, the film draws on newspaper interviews, archival film, oral histories, and Henry Ford’s personal notebooks to contrast the popular Ford myth with a far more complicated reality.
Starring acclaimed actor John Lepard as the lingering ghost of Henry Ford, 10 Questions investigates Ford’s often sanitized place in American History, and reveals disturbing parallels between the Age of Ford, and our world today.
Please join us for a discussion of the film, and of the issues it raises, with filmmaker Andy Kirshner and a distinguished panel of scholars from the University of Michigan.
The panel event will be moderated by Professor Angela Dillard (History, Afroamerican and African Studies), and will include Professors Kerstin Barndt (German, Museum Studies), William Calvo-Quíros (American Culture, Art & Design), and Deborah Dash Moore (History, Judaic Studies.) There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
The “10 Questions for Henry Ford” film can be viewed here.