“Two Days, One Night” Screening and Discussion

Event Date: Thursday October 1, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Langdell Hall South, Harvard Law School

The PON Film Series is pleased to present:

Two Days, One Night



Join us for a screening and discussion with
labor-management negotiation scholar Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld.


Thursday, October 1, 2014
7:00 PM
Langdell Hall South, Harvard Law School
Free admission; public welcome. Pizza, salad, and soda will be served.

About the film:

For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity.

This engaging film raises enduring questions about work, negotiations, and gender. The evening promises lively dialogue and new insights.


About Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld:

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a professor and former dean in the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) at the University of Illinois, United States.  He holds a joint appointment in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and has a fractional appointment in Work and Organisation Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. Beginning in January, 2016, Joel will serve as a professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  Joel is an award-winning scholar of negotiations, work systems, and institutions.  He has just begun service as editor-in-chief for the Negotiation Journal.  He looks forward to leading discussion on employment, negotiations, law, gender, mental health, community, and other themes surfaced by this remarkable film.


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