The Meaningful Movies Project

NOW IN OUR 15TH 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!

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Meaningful Movies Project is partnering with the ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS conference being held in Port Townsend on October 27-29.  The Conference will address a wide range of inter-connected topics such as the New Economy movement, income inequality, local food and regenerative agriculture, public policy, local business, cooperatives, Transition Town initiatives, community-sourced finance, connection to nature, education, intentional communities, climate and environmental justice, and the impact of the economy on our psychological well-being. The conference program will include plenaries, panels, interactive workshops and other participatory sessions. Speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the new economy movement and producer of the “Economics of Happiness” film; Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute; David Korten, board chair of YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, and associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies; Judy Wicks, activist, entrepreneur and founder of Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Cafe and a pioneer in the local food movement and sustainable business practices; and several other speakers. Larkin Stentz, the steward of Green Angel Gardens organic farm and Sustainable Living Center in Long Beach, Washington and a board member of Washington Tilth Producers, is a special guest at the conference.  To learn more and to register for the conference, go to https://www.economicsofhappiness-pt.com/

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OUR UPCOMING FILM LINEUP:

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We the People 2.0

We the People 2.0

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 9/24/2017 | 5:30 PM
Royal Drummer Cafe 6420 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA

We the People 2.0 is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. Narrated by Walton Goggins, the film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people and sacrifice zones in urban communities who have …

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Now is the Time - Healthcare for Everybody

Now is the Time - Healthcare for Everybody

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 9/27/2017 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah, WA

Why is Now the Time?  We've seen enough to know that insurance-based healthcare is not effective for keeping costs down and giving everyone access to needed medical care.​  Advocates are totally committed to changing the healthcare system, and polls indicate that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare.  So it should be a no-brainer, right?  Well, no.  Some of the obstacles …

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Command and Control

Command and Control

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
Wednesday | 9/27/2017 | 7:30 PM
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield , WA

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., 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, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons …

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Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Thursday | 9/28/2017 | 6:30 PM
The Grand Cinema 606 Fawcett Avenue Tacoma, WA

A powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide. It makes the case for business leaders' support for major healthcare reform. This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation's health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our …

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The Story of Climate Change (And Solutions)

The Story of Climate Change (And Solutions)

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 9/28/2017 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies presents an evening of information and action! We will be showing two short films, The Story of Climate Change and Solutions to Climate Change. These films feature Bill McKibben from http://350.org, Jim Hansen, Katharine Hayhoe and others who provide updates on the science and solutions to climate change. After the films, a speaker from Alliance for Jobs …

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Tickling Giants

Tickling Giants

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 10/6/2017 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

Take a feather and tickle a giant in the foot. It’s a risk. Will the giant laugh or stomp on you? Tickling Giants tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart".  Bassem decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent ways to …

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What the Health

What the Health

West Seattle Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 10/7/2017 | 7:00 PM
High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. -http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/

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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Tuesday | 10/10/2017 | 6:00 PM
Vashon Theatre 17723 Vashon Highway SW Vashon, 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 this …

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Ovarian Psycos

Ovarian Psycos

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 10/12/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

Riding at night through Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color, yet she struggles to strike a balance between motherhood and activism. …

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Command and Control

Command and Control

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 10/13/2017 | 6:30 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

This chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene …

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13th

13th

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

In her new documentary, 13th,  filmmaker Ava DuVernay takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. The film’s title refers to the 13th amendment of the U.S. constitution.

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Now Is The Time: Healthcare for Everybody

Now Is The Time: Healthcare for Everybody

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies @ the Well
Saturday | 10/14/2017 | 7:00 PM
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church 1606 5th Ave W Seattle, WA

“Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody” delves into the problems of US healthcare, what single payer health care is, and how it will save us money. The U.S. pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has …

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See the Full Schedule for all Meaningful Movies venues:

www.MeaningfulMovies.org 

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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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The Meaningful Movies Project  |  4110 Densmore Ave N.  |  Seattle, WA 98103
PHONE: 206-450-5998
EMAIL: info@meaningfulmovies.org
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