Social justice documentary film and community discussion – FREE and open to the public!
Films are shown on the second Friday of every month, 7-9:30pm.
Location: Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA
Movie is shown in Jubilee Hall, entrance located on the southwest corner of NE 89th St. and 35th Ave NE.
Bus route 65 conveniently serves this location.
Join us for the fun! Events are FREE (donations gratefully accepted), and open to the public. Films will be followed by a facilitated community discussion. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. for light refreshments. Film begins at 7:00 P.M. Event ends at 9:30 P.M.
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Double Feature in March!
March 10, 2017 at 7:00pm – The Other Side of Immigration (55 min, Roy Germano, 2009) and Locked in a Box, (24 min, David Barnhart, 2015)
Award winning The Other Side of Immigration documentary, based on interviews with men and women in the Mexican countryside, explores why so many people leave small Mexican towns to work in the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. By understanding “the other side” of the story, we can begin to think about new and more creative ways that the U.S. and Mexican governments can work together to develop new solutions. The film is based on director Roy Germano’s Ph.D. research. The film won the 2011 Notable Video Award from the American Library Association and has been an official selection at over a dozen film festivals.
“Roy Germano’s “The Other Side of Immigration” does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as “threatening” and “illegal” a human face and to reveal the devastating personal effects of U.S. immigration and economic policies on our closest neighbors.”
– Douglas S. Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Locked in a Box, (24 min, David Barnhart, 2015) Another award winner, Locked in a Box, — Rediscovering our Humanity in Immigration Detention traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S. prisons. The film portrays the experience of people detained in the U.S. Immigration prison system and of those visiting them. Immigrants locked away like prisoners, when they’ve committed no crimes, experience isolation. They are far from their families with no support system. The film strips away political rhetoric to expose the human cost of detention. View the trailer.
Join us for the film’s screening. It’s FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray the cost of screening rights are gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow. Representatives from AID NW and other immigrant aid organizations will join us for the discussion. Refreshments served beginning at 6:30PM.
Extended schedule (Subject to change – Please check back 30 days prior to the scheduled date.)
April 21, 2017 at 7:00pm – A Sea Change (83 min, Barbara Ettinger, 2009) Please note this will be on the 3rd Friday of the month for this month only. A life-long sportsman and retired educator, Sven Huseby considers himself a well-informed environmentalist. But he is caught by surprise when he reads about the effect of excess carbon dioxide on the ocean in Elizabeth Kolbert’s New Yorker article, “The Darkening Sea.” Sven embarks on a mission to learn more, wrestling with the possibility that his five-year-old grandson Elias will inherit an ocean bereft of the fish which have meant so much to their family. Sven uncovers research on the world’s acidifying seas and its dramatic implications for our culture and economy. Written by Niiijii Films. From IMDB.
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May 12, 2017 at 7:00pm – Racing Extinction (90 min, Louie Psihoyos, 2015) Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth’s history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or ‘Age of Man’, because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. We are the only ones who can stop it as well. The Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award® winning film THE COVE, is back for “Racing Extinction”. Along with some new innovators, OPS will bring a voice to the thousands of species on the very edge of life. An unlikely team of activists is out to expose the two worlds endangering species across the globe. The first threat to the wild comes from the international trade of wildlife. Bogus markets are being created at the expense of creatures who have survived on this planet for millions of years. The other threat is all around us, hiding in plain sight. There’s a hidden world that … Written by OPS. From IMDB.
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