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Title:
Second Sunday Culture Film: Ghosts and Numbers (2009)
When:
 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Film
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Ghosts and NumbersSunday, January 12, 2:00 pm
Second Sunday Culture Film
Ghosts and Numbers (2009)
Set in the aftermath of the devastating financial crash of the Thai baht and the Asian monetary crisis, Ghosts and Numbers journeys with displaced farmers who can no longer work the land for a living and can only eke one out by selling lottery tickets on Bangkok streets. The film is intercut with the stories of an avid lottery seller who communicates with spirits, and images of the streets of Bangkok in the aftermath of the meltdown. After the film, Dr. Justin McDaniel, Associate Professor for Religious Studies at Penn, and Thai-American political artist Skowmon Hastanan, lead filmgoers in a discussion about the spiritual world and economic politics in Thailand. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Film Society, Penn Cinema Studies, the Penn Humanities Forum, Penn Religious Studies, and the University Museum Library. Free with Museum admission. For more information, visit www.penn.museum/culturefilms.

Venue

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

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Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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