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The BPAC Presents Free Screening of Film

The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is proud to present Coded Bias, Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. There are two ways to watch the film: on the big screen at the BPAC or stream it live from your home (register for free at

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected. The screening of Coded Bias will be followed by a moderated Q&A with director Shalini Kantayya.

This screening is brought to you as part of the 2020-2021 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit brings the best of independent documentary film to communities across the South. We are pleased to be one of the Southern communities screening Southern Circuit films this season. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit Follow Southern Circuit on Instagram @southerncircuit and Twitter @southerncirc.

The next free screening that is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers will be Picture a Scientist on October 20, 2020. Picture a Scientist, chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

All films will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Admission is free to all Southern Circuit films. Visit our website for additional information about these and other performances or contact the BPAC Ticket Office at 662-846-4626.