June 15, 2015

Meaningful Movies Upcoming Film + Discussion Schedule

The Meaningful Movies Project  |  Social Justice Documentary Films, and Community Discussions.
...Throughout the Seattle area  |  Free  |  Open to the public  |  Donations requested.

Welcome to our new E-Newsletter!

As you can see, we've been making some changes. We have a brand new logo, a new website, and a great new E-Newsletter!  We hope all of these tools will help better connect you to your community, help grow the Meaningful Movies concept, and make the Meaningful Movies Project the best resource for substantive community conversations and social justice film in the Pacific NW.  

Below you'll find a listing of all the Meaningful Movies events coming up in the next couple of weeks, followed occasionally by recent news posts. You'll always find the most updated schedule of all our neighborhood film events on our website, where we invite you to learn more about us, explore the site and the different Meaningful Movies groups, and please let us know what you think of our new look!

Thanks for joining us in this journey!
         The MMP team

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  
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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

BEACON HILL MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Friday | 6/19/2015 | 6:45 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S, Seattle, WA, 98144

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 
1st ANNIVERSARY!

In 1994 Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide. Close to a million were killed by neighbors, friends, even family. The country has made great strides in economic recovery, but "people are not like roads and buildings" says Kiki Katese, Rwandan theater director. "How do we rebuild a human being?" Kiki decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first women's drumming troupe, open …

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Earth - A New Wild - Oceans

Earth - A New Wild - Oceans

MEANINGFUL MOVIES IN WALLINGFORD
Friday | 6/19/2015 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA, 98103

Earth A New Wild – Oceans explores some novel and creative scientific experiments to restore fish stocks, to combat slime and the jelly fish explosions as well as to track patterns of where fish go in the ocean. In view of the increasing human populations that will be dependent on decreasing food supplies this film offers some hopeful possibilities.   …

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Our Sacred Obligation: 2014 Totem Pole Journey

Our Sacred Obligation: 2014 Totem Pole Journey

MEANINGFUL MOVIES IN KIRKLAND
Friday | 6/19/2015 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church), Kirkland, WA, 98033

In August 2014 master carver Jewell James carved a totem pole that traveled to South Dakota, Montana, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta, where it was erected at Beaver Lake Cree Nation. This film is about that journey and the voices of native and non-native communities along the route. Those communities are concerned about the impacts of the fossil fuel industry …

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Play Again

Play Again

MEANINGFUL MOVIES OF ISSAQUAH
Wednesday | 6/24/2015 | 7:00 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA, 98029

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii. But what are we missing when we are behind screens? …

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Fresh

Fresh

GREENWOOD MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Friday | 6/26/2015 | 1:00 PM
525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA, 98103

Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each individual featured has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our …

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BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE

BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE

MEANINGFUL MOVIES IN WALLINGFORD
Friday | 6/26/2015 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA, 98103

A documentary of Taiwan from an aerial perspective, Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above introduces viewers to the island nation's rich landscapes while also revealing the environmental effects of human development. Director and cinematographer Chi Po-lin captured his footage over the course of hundreds of hours spent filming from a helicopter, employing the geographical expertise that he developed as a photographer …

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Consumerism and the Limits of the Imagination

Consumerism and the Limits of the Imagination

RENTON MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Tuesday | 6/30/2015 | 7:00 PM
Luther's Table, 419 South 2nd Street, Renton, WA, 98057

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics, and our culture, even though a growing body of research suggests it may be well past its sell-by date. In this illustrated presentation based on his latest critically acclaimed book, media scholar Justin Lewis makes a compelling case that consumer capitalism can no longer deliver on its promise of enhancing quality of life, …

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NOTE: No Film At Meaningful Movies in Wallingford on Friday, July 3rd.   ...We're back on Friday, 7/10/15

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The Great Invisible

The Great Invisible

WEDGWOOD MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Friday | 7/10/2015 | 7:00 PM
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115

The Great Invisible: On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico drilling a well owned in majority by BP. The blast killed 11 of the 126 crew members and injured many more, setting off a fireball that …

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Cascadia: The Hidden Fire, ...and Emergency Preparedness in the Pacific NW

Cascadia: The Hidden Fire, ...and Emergency Prep in the Pacific NW

MEANINGFUL MOVIES IN WALLINGFORD
Friday | 7/10/2015 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA, 98103

Join us following the film in a Community Discussion with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. “CASCADIA: THE HIDDEN FIRE ” is the riveting story of scientists and ordinary people caught in extraordinary seismic events and discoveries around the globe. It explains the dynamic geology of our Cascadia Region and how and why earthquakes and other seismic-related events occur. The film …

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Inequality for All

Inequality for All

SNO-KING MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Saturday | 7/11/2015 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224 Street SW, Edmonds, WA, 98026

Following the film, we will have refreshments and then a discussion of the issues raised by Robert Reich.  Our special guest will be Ken Dammand, president of Fix Democracy First.  For more about his organization visit their website here. The website for the film has extensive resources for those interested in working to address the problems of inequality. This event is …

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See the Full Schedule for all Meaningful Movies venues:
www.MeaningfulMovies.org 

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