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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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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Doctrine of Discovery, Unmasking the Domination Code

Doctrine of Discovery, Unmasking the Domination Code

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 3/9/2017 | 7:00 PM
El Centro de La Raza, 17th Ave South & South Lander Street Seattle, WA

The first Christian people to locate lands inhabited by non-Christians (“infidels, heathens, and savages”) claimed the right to assert a right of domination to be in themselves. On the basis of this religiously premised argument, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined the land title of the Indian nations as a “mere right of occupancy” subject to a right of domination …

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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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Bringing It Home

Bringing It Home

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 3/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

Bringing It Home March 10th BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of Industrial Hemp: past, present and future and of a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a …

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The Other Side of Immigration and Locked in a Box

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 3/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

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 …

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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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Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody

Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 3/17/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

NOW IS THE TIME is a follow-up to The Healthcare Movie (2011).  This new feature film highlights national and state level efforts to bring Single Payer healthcare to America. Advocates of Single Payer are totally committed to changing the system, and polls indicate that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare.  So, it should be a no-brainer, right?  Well, no. …

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Walking for Country

Walking for Country

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 3/17/2017 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. (Located on Division and J St. across from Group Health) Tacoma, WA

WALKING FOR COUNTRY is a documentary on WALKATJURRA WALKABOUT – a celebration of Wangkatja country and a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie, Western Australia for over forty years. This annual Walk enables people from all parts of the globe to come together to share our commitment to a sustainable …

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Following the Ninth

Following the Ninth

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Monday | 3/20/2017 | 7:00 PM
926 South 3rd Street Renton, WA

Filmed on 5 continents and in 12 countries, 'Following The Ninth' is the story of four people whose lives have been transformed, repaired and healed by the 9th's message:' Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All People Are Connected).' At Tienanmen Square in 1989, students played the 9th over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush their protests for freedom. In …

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Excerpts from Bowling for Columbine and Discussion of Gun Violence in America

Excerpts from Bowling for Columbine and Discussion of Gun Violence in America

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 3/21/2017 | 6:30 PM
4228 Factoria Blvd SE (at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church) Bellevue, WA

Rev. Sandy Brown, former director of the church council of Greater Seattle, will lead us in an evening of viewing excerpts from Bowling for Columbine and discussing gun violence in America. In his film Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore explores America's culture of fear, bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun ownership. Join your friends and neighbors to …

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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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Bring it to the Table

Bring it to the Table

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 3/26/2017 | 5:30 PM
Royal Drummer Cafe 6420 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “Bring it to the Table” on Sunday, March 26th @ 5:30pm at Royal Drummer Cafe, 6420 – 24th Ave NW. We invite you to arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour pricing of 25% off all items on Royal Drummer’s regular menu. And we invite you to stay after the …

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Command and Control

Command and Control

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 4/7/2017 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in our arsenal, an incident which ignites a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster. Directed by Robert Kenner (FOOD, INC.) …

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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

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 4/14/2017 | 6:30 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind's role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species.

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A Sea Change

A Sea Change

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 4/21/2017 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

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 …

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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 4/21/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Scientists believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth's history, following the fifth great extinction that took out the dinousaurs 66 million years ago. In the present age, called the "Anthropocene", it is possible that humanity's footprint on the planet will cause the loss of half of all species by 2100. And humankind is the only species …

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Open Sesame

Open Sesame

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 4/23/2017 | 5:30 PM
Royal Drummer Cafe 6420 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA

One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or …

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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 4/28/2017 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave NE, Issaquah,, WA

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on …

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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 5/12/2017 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

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 …

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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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