Speaker - Matthew Chapman

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Writer-Director Matthew Chapman is the author of two critically acclaimed non-fiction books, Trials of the Monkey - An Accidental Memoir and 40 Days and 40 Nights.

His screenplay credits include Consenting Adults directed by Alan J. Pakula, Color of Night, directed by Richard Rush, and Runaway Jury, directed by Gary Fleder.

He is the co-founder and president of, an organization trying to get the presidential candidates to hold a debate on science. He wrote and directed The Ledge, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard, and Patrick Wilson. A thriller about a battle between a non-believer and a fundamentalist, it was selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and is distributed in America by IFC. It has been seen in over 50 territories worldwide including Indonesia, the Middle East, most of Europe, Russia, China, Turkey, India, and Central and South America.

2 Programs

Conversation: Why Are Science and Technology Invisible

10.23.12 | 00:30:15 min | 0 comments

Debate: The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion

11.15.11 | 01:47:57 min | 25 comments