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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MMP Spring Network Series

Racing Extinction 

Sixteen Screenings in Western Washington

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 this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.

Additional information (including locations) at MMP Spring Network Series ... and see below.

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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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We The People, 2.0

We The People, 2.0

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 3/30/2017 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA

We the People 2.0, is a film about Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s (CELDF) work with communities to mobilize the Community Rights movement across the country. “We the People 2.0” shares stories from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Oregon, where communities are organizing to stop fracking, sludging of farmland, and other harmful corporate practices. They are adopting rights-based laws to ban these …

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13th

13th

West Seattle Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 4/1/2017 | 7:00 PM
High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. The movie is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that slavery and involuntary servitude are illegal “except as a punishment for crime.” With archival footage, and testimony from activists, politicians, historians, and …

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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

COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of a near catastrophic nuclear explosion at a Titan ll Missile complex.  The movie was directed by Robert Kenner (FOOD, INC.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (FAST FOOD NATION).  Recently declassified documents provide a cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism.  Command and …

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The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 4/8/2017 | 6:30 PM
Sanctuary Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA

Peak Oil is the term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis - the massive reduction of fossil fuels - is an example of options and hope. Visitors to Cuba will answer questions and lead discussion. Refreshments …

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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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East of Salinas

East of Salinas

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 4/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
El Centro de La Raza, 17th Ave South & South Lander Street Seattle, WA

Despite the challenges of his migrant life, Jose excels in school. But José was born in Mexico–and he’s on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance–for José and many of million kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like José are denied opportunities?   …

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The Education of Shelby Knox

The Education of Shelby Knox

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 4/14/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

This three-year documentary follows Shelby Knox, a Lubbock High student from a conservative background, as she questions the abstinence only sex education approach of her parents, school, and community. In Shelby’s home town sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancies are at epidemic levels. Though Shelby is standing by her own abstinence pledge, she becomes the driving force behind a campaign …

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Racing Exctinction

Racing Exctinction

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Monday | 4/17/2017 | 7:00 PM
926 South 3rd Street Renton, 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

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 4/21/2017 | 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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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 4/21/2017 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. Tacoma, 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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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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Most Likely To Succeed

Most Likely To Succeed

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 5/11/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for …

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Sonic Sea: Sound, Song and Survival

Sonic Sea: Sound, Song and Survival

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 5/11/2017 | 7:00 PM
El Centro de La Raza, 17th Ave South & South Lander Street Seattle, WA

Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the mystery unfolds, the film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, …

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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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Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 6/8/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

Stella Liebeck, 79-years-old, was sitting in the passenger seat of her grandson’s car having purchased a cup of McDonald’s coffee. After the car stopped, she tried to hold the cup securely between her knees while removing the lid. However, the cup tipped over, pouring scalding hot coffee onto her lap. She received third-degree burns over 16 percent of her body, …

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13th

13th

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 7/13/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

The 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution abolished slavery. But it also included a provision many people don't know about and that is what this documentary brings to view. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist." That exception justifies the use of forced labor as …

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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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