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Please Donate if you can.  DONATIONS are needed to keep Meaningful Movies operational. We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit.

All of our labor is voluntary, but funds are needed to keep bringing you free, high-quality, current and relevant documentary films; and to cover website and film library maintenance, equipment, flyers, and more.   Thank you for any help you can provide!

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Meaningful Movies: A Network-Wide Series (June & July):

"JUST EAT IT" 

Meaningful Movies is teaming up with the Seattle Public Utilities, Food Waste Program and the King County Food Waste Program; and launching coordinated screenings of this eye-opening film, Just Eat It, in 10 different locations in the Greater Seattle area.  With facilitated discussions, speakers, resources, and information on how citizens can address the food waste problem.  More information: HERE.

About the Film: Although America is a nation where one in ten people is food insecure, we are throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash!  Just Eat It reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. For Locations and times, go HERE.  FREE and open to the public. (donations requested to cover expenses).

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Our Film Lineup:

Bring It To The Table

Bring It To The Table

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 6/16/2016 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA

Democracy is founded on robust dialogue, but, somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don't discuss in mixed company – even among friends and family. Segregating ourselves into political silos is toxic to democracy. Bring It to The Table encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their own assumptions, and truly engage …

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Roadmap to Apartheid

Roadmap to Apartheid

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 6/17/2016 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St., Tacoma, WA

In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), ROADMAP TO APARTHEID is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel …

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The Dhamma Brothers

The Dhamma Brothers

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 6/17/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

Behind the high security towers and double row of barbed wire and electrical fence at Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and …

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Trapped

Trapped

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 6/17/2016 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

WHAT REMAINS OF A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE? U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these medically unnecessary …

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Shift Change

Shift Change

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 6/24/2016 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave NE, Issaquah, WA

SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing …

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Wallingford July Movie Cancelled due to Holiday

Wallingford July Movie Cancelled due to Holiday

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 7/1/2016 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

Due to the first Friday of the month, July 1, occurring just before the three-day 4th of July holiday weekend, Wallingford will not be showing a movie this month. Enjoy the 4th, and we hope to see you in August.

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 7/8/2016 | 7:00 PM
Angus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

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Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 7/9/2016 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT is the troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming to advance a political and economic agenda. The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on public health, environmental science, and other issues affecting the quality of life. …

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Bringing It To The Table

Bring It To The Table

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 7/15/2016 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. (located on Division and J St. across from Group Health), Tacoma, WA

Democracy is founded on robust dialogue, but, somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don’t discuss in mixed company – even among friends and family. Segregating ourselves into political silos is toxic to democracy. Bring It to The Table encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their own assumptions, and truly engage in civil …

Read more.

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To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 7/15/2016 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church), Kirkland, WA

This is a film of Ian Ruskin's acclaimed one-man play about Paine's life, filmed in front of a live audience at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood. Thomas Paine was the one truly radical Founder of America, a man largely forgotten and greatly misunderstood today.  His ideas about democracy, equality, slavery, pensions, healthcare, education and morality would have created a very …

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This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 7/21/2016 | 5:45 PM
Cascade Park Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA

Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.  Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of …

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For interest: A few Meaningful Movies Network Statistics:
(ACROSS ALL COMMUNITY VENUES as of Feb, 2016)

• 703 DOCUMENTARIES SCREENED
• 451 EVENINGS WITH AN INVITED GUEST SPEAKER OR 2 (OR MORE)
• 39,920 FILM WATCHERS & DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS
• 11,040 LOAVES OF BREAD DONATED BY ESSENTIAL BAKING COMPANY
• 2,990 BAGS OF COOKIES CONSUMED
• 932 PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO BORROW DVDs FROM OUR MEANINGFUL MOVIES LIBRARY
• 9,200 TIMES OUR FIM LIBRARY DVDs HAVE BEEN BORROWED
• 3 MEMBERS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED SINCE YEAR ONE
• 26,180 VOLUNTEER HOURS
• 82 DOCUMENTARIES HAD ATTENDANCE OVER 100

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