Hope College will offer an advance screening of the new documentary “The Pursuit,” which explores the question of how to create a better world for all, starting with those at the margins of society, on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The film will be introduced by Dr. Stephen Smith, a professor of economics at Hope who has expertise in international trade and global development.  Following the screening, the Rev. Jennifer Ryden, who is interim chaplain of discipleship at the college, will provide a brief reflection on the film.  Both Ryden and Smith will then moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Scheduled for release later this year, “The Pursuit” follows economist Arthur Brooks as he travels around the globe to find answers.  His journey takes him through the streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery.  Along the way, the description of the production notes, “he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.”

The event is being hosted by the college’s Markets and Morality student organization, and is co-sponsored by Campus Ministries, the Center for Ministry Studies, the Department of Economics and Business, the Department of Political Science, the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute, Hope Advocates for Sustainability, Hope College Republicans, the International Studies Program, the Phelps Scholars Program and the college’s Tocqueville Forum.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.