The Meaningful Movies Project

NOW IN OUR 14TH YEAR OF FILMS + DISCUSSION,  
...ALL OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON AND BEYOND!

Please Help Support the MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT
With Your Tax-Deductible Donations!   

We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit (EIN 80-0782680) and are solely dependent on your donations. All of our labor is voluntary, but donations are needed to continue bringing you free, high-quality, current and relevant documentary films; and to cover website and film library maintenance, equipment purchases, outreach, and more. Thank you for any help you can provide!

OUR UPCOMING FILM LINEUP:

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GAINING GROUND

GAINING GROUND

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 2/9/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

GAINING GROUND, a feature-length documentary film by Director Elaine Velazquez and Producer Barbara Bernstein, tells personal stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices to feed their local communities sustainably grown produce and grains. The documentary interweaves experiences of urban farmer-activists in inner city Richmond, California, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to …

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13th From Slavery to Criminal With One Amendment

13th From Slavery to Criminal With One Amendment

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 2/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). DuVernay's documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration. 13TH has garnered acclaim from film …

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Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven' Final Symphony

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven' Final Symphony

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 2/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

Following the Ninth is a documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony. The film, released in mid-2013, has screened in over 250 cities in the United States and around the globe, with more to come. Written in 1824, near the end of Beethoven's life, the Ninth Symphony was composed by a man with little to be thankful …

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Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 2/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

In highly reveling stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a privet profit zone. Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial …

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Speciesism

Speciesism

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 2/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Speciesism: The Movie is an eye-opening, yet fresh take on the array of atrocities brought on by the factory farming industry. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms,” hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. In Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate these practices.  The documentary …

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White Like Me

White Like Me

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 2/11/2017 | 6:30 PM
Sanctuary Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA

Refreshments served at 6:00pm the film poses some big questions: "What does it mean to be white?" "Isn't racism a thing of the past?" "What about us?" "Shouldn't we be colorblind?" Film followed by discussion lead by expert in race relations. Anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise offers a look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the …

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Meaningful Movies of Renton presents 13th

13th

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Monday | 2/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
Renton Library Downtown, 100 Mill Ave S. Renton, WA

13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude . . . shall exist within the United States.”  The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity, with a potent mixture of archival footage and …

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13th

13th

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 2/17/2017 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. (Located on Division and J St. across from Group Health) Tacoma, WA

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the …

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From Selma to Soweto

From Selma to Soweto

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 2/17/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Long one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States becomes a key battleground in the anti-apartheid movement as African Americans lead the charge to change the government's policy toward the apartheid regime. A grassroots movement to get colleges, city councils, and states to divest their holdings in companies doing business in South Africa spreads across the …

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Celebrate What's Right with the World

Celebrate What's Right with the World

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 2/21/2017 | 6:30 PM
4228 Factoria Blvd SE (at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church) Bellevue, WA

Celebrate What's Right with the World. This short film shares how looking at the world through a more positive lens has guided one National Geographic photographer in his life and asks us to consider these ideas for our own lives. Join your friends and neighbors to learn more. Meaningful Movies/Eastside is sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Margaret's Episcopal, East …

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13th

13th

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 2/23/2017 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA

13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay.  Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude . . . shall exist within the United States,” (unless as punishment for a crime)!  The progression from that qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and …

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Who Does She Think She Is?

Who Does She Think She Is?

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 2/24/2017 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave NE, Issaquah,, WA

In a half-changed world, women often feel they need to choose: mothering or working? Your children's well-being or your own own? Responsibility or self-expression? Who Does She Think She Is? a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, features five fierce women who refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of …

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We The People 2.0

We The People 2.0

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 3/3/2017 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

We the People 2.0 confronts its viewers with the ravages of mine tailings and leaky containment ponds, of sludge and ooze and grue, all of which are killing people, particularly in the cancer-blighted small towns of North America. Alongside documenting grassroots activism, including the kayak flotillas that protested Shell Oil in Seattle, the film focuses on legal challenges presented to corporations …

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The Homestretch

The Homestretch

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 3/9/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Kasey, Anthony and Roque - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early …

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WE THE PEOPLE 2.0

WE THE PEOPLE 2.0

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 3/10/2017 | 6:30 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

We the People 2.0 shares stories from communities across the country that are organizing against fracking, sludging of farmland, and other threats, and are confronting our structure of law, which elevates the rights of corporations over the rights of people, communities, and nature. What we do about it is up to us.

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Command and Control

Command and Control

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 3/11/2017 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., and the executive producer of the Oscar-nominated film Last Days in Vietnam, comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, the chilling new documentary exposes the terrifying truth about …

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13th

13th

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 3/22/2017 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah, WA

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the …

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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 4/13/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

The film deals with several examples of the overarching theme of the Anthropocene Extinction, in that the spread of Homo sapiens has caused the greatest mass extinction since the KT event 66 million years ago, including global warming and poaching, and the efforts of scientists, photographers and volunteers to protect endangered species. The film implicates overpopulation, globalization and animal agriculture …

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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 5/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, …

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Please Help Support the MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT 
With Your Tax-Deductible Donations!   

We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit (EIN 80-0782680) and are solely dependent on your donations. All of our labor is voluntary, but donations are needed to continue bringing you free, high-quality, current and relevant documentary films; and to cover website and film library maintenance, equipment purchases, outreach, and more. Thank you for any help you can provide!

Many employers (e.g., Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, etc.) have matching gift programs where they will double or even quadruple the donations made by their employees and retirees. 
Please check if your employer is one of these, and if so, submit your matching gift requests to them so that your donation can go even further. Thank you!

Some employers (e.g., Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, more.) have volunteer grant programs where the company donates to organizations for every hour its employees volunteer. So come volunteer with us if you can!

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About the MMP

The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that helps neighborhoods and groups organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and conversation to build positive and meaningful community. Learn more >

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PHONE: 206-450-5998
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