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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It’s not too late to receive the discounted Early Bird price for the Economics of Happiness Conference.  The deadline has been extended to October 8, so sign up now!

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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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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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 10/9/2017 | 7:00 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave Port Townsend, WA

When Donald Trump said, "This election is rigged" -- he should know. His buddies rigged it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans' dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge list that helped steal …

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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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Unbroken Ground

Unbroken Ground

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

Unbroken Ground, a compelling Patagonia Provisions short film directed by Chris Malloy, explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. This film explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Commercial-scale food production typically reduces biodiversity, decimates soil, and contributes to …

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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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Love Is a Verb

Love Is a Verb

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 10/20/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

LOVE IS A VERB is about a worldwide social movement of Sufi-inspired Muslims called Hizmet - Turkish word for "service:. It is also called the Gulen Movement, after its leader, Fethullah Gulen, whom Time magazine named one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.  Gulen has lived in Pennsylvania since 1999, but has recently become a controversial figure, as Turkey's current strong man, Recep …

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Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
Wednesday | 10/25/2017 | 7:00 PM
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield , WA

Narrated by George Takei, Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents. Mr. Yasui was born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the …

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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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OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS (This is not a venue): 
The Meaningful Movies Project  |  4110 Densmore Ave N.  |  Seattle, WA 98103
PHONE: 206-450-5998
EMAIL: info@meaningfulmovies.org
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