MMP CELEBRATION and FUNDRAISING DINNER

May 16, 6PM in Seattle

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Join us at our first Awards Celebration & Fundraising Dinner! 

-- Meet & talk with filmmakers.
-- Enjoy wine, a great meal & a delicious dessert.
-- Support a great community asset…
the Meaningful Movies Project!

Tickets are available at  https://meaningfulmoviesproject.brownpapertickets.com/

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

MeaningfulMovies.org

4/09/19 - Vashon: Jane
4/09/19 - Beacon Hill: This Living Salish Sea
4/12/19 - Gig Harbor: The Nuns, The Priests and The Bombs
4/12/19 - Maltby: Trickle Down Town
4/12/19 - Woodinville: The Reluctant Radical
4/12/19 - Wedgwood: Trickle Down Town
4/13/19 - Everett: Elementary Genocide - Part 1: The School to Prison Pipeline
4/14/19 - Federal Way: The Price of Sex: Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe
4/16/19 - Bellevue: To Err is Human
4/18/19 - Renton: Trickle Down Town
4/18/19 - Olympia: Food Waste: Challenges and Solutions

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Jane

Jane

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Tuesday | 4/9/2019 | 6:00 PM
Vashon Theatre
17723 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA

"Jane" tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. The film draws from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary …

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This Living Salish Sea

This Living Salish Sea

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 4/9/2019 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Seattle, WA

The Salish Sea is one of the flash points and metaphors for issues affecting the environmental diversity and ecological sustainability that will severely impact future generations, not only of Washington and British Columbia, but world-wide. "This Living Salish Sea" looks below the mirror of the surface, to explore some of the spectacular living treasures that inhabit the second largest “inland” …

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The Nuns, The Priests and The Bombs

The Nuns, The Priests and The Bombs

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 4/12/2019 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA

This film from Helen Young highlights the work of her friend, the late Father William “Bix” Bichsel, and confirms the need to eliminate nuclear weapons. The film follows two cases: the July 2012 break-in at the site known as America’s “Fort Knox of Uranium” where the intruders were an 82-year old Catholic nun and two fellow peace activists, and the …

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Trickle Down Town

Trickle Down Town

Maltby Meaningful Movies
Friday | 4/12/2019 | 6:30 PM
22105 East Lost Lake Road
Snohomish, WA

This new film from a Seattle filmmaker, who will attend our screening, takes an up-close look at homelessness in Seattle. There are in-depth interviews with homeless people and visits to local homeless camps, including Camp Second Chance in West Seattle. Also shown are people who are working hard to help their homeless neighbors. The filmmaker, Tomasz Biernacki, says, “I have …

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The Reluctant Radical

The Reluctant Radical

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 4/12/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE Woodinville, WA

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? "The Reluctant Radical" features activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort and with great trepidation, …

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Trickle Down Town

Trickle Down Town

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 4/12/2019 | 7:00 PM
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle
 WA

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church. This film by Seattle filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki examines homelessness in Seattle. He visits homeless camps, conducts in-depth interviews with our homeless neighbors and those helping them. He provides concrete, simple steps that people can take every day to be a part of the solution to homelessness.

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Elementary Genocide Part 1: The School to Prison Pipeline

Elementary Genocide Part 1: The School to Prison Pipeline

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 4/13/2019 | 6:30 PM
Everett United Church of Christ
2624 Rockefeller Ave,
Everett, WA

This film addresses the social, cultural, political and personal ramifications of how the federal government allots money to each state, to build prisons based on the failure rate of 4th and 5th graders. In America, where half of the 4th grade is reading below grade level and more African-American males are in jail than are in college, "Elementary Genocide: The …

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The Price of Sex

The Price of Sex

Meaningful Movies Matinee: 2nd Sundays @ Federal Way Library
Sunday | 4/14/2019 | 2:00 PM
Federal Way Library
34200 1ST Way S, Federal Way, WA

"The Price of Sex: Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe" sheds light on the underground criminal network of human trafficking and experiences of trafficked Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. After the film, Claudia Lawrence, Director of Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking, will facilitate the discussion. This is part of the program series, Meaningful Movies Matinee, a social justice documentary …

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To Err is Human

To Err is Human

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 4/16/2019 | 7:00 PM
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA

The 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. is its own healthcare system. Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths each year. How can we protect ourselves, our families, and our communities, and make the medical world safe for all patients? This  documentary takes an in-depth look at the silent epidemic of patient harm and those working …

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Trickle Down Town

Trickle Down Town

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Thursday | 4/18/2019 | 6:00 PM
Carco Theater
1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE THIS MONTH: Carco Theater.  This film includes in-depth interviews with homeless people and visits to local homeless camps, including Camp Second Chance in West Seattle. Also shown are people who are working hard to help their homeless neighbors. The filmmaker, Tomasz Biernacki, says, “I have discovered that most people have uneducated, knee-jerk …

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Food Waste. Challenges and Solutions. A Documentary Shorts Series.

Food Waste. Challenges and Solutions. A Documentary Shorts Series.

Meaningful Movies Olympia
Thursday | 4/18/2019 | 6:30 PM
Olympia UUC, 2315 Division St. NW Olympia, WA

A documentary shorts series followed by community conversation. Today, 40% of the food produced enters landfills where it is expected to decompose. Approximately ¼ of water consumption and over 300 million barrels of oil used in producing and distributing food winds up in landfills. We can do better! "Tossed Out: Food Waste in America" (28 minutes) NET News and Harvest …

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Please help support us with your tax-deductible donation!
We want to continue bringing you the great movie events you've come to know and appreciate!

Thank You!

We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit (EIN 80-0782680) and are solely dependent on your donations. We are a predominantly volunteer-run organization, (only one part-time staff person); donations are needed to continue bringing you high-quality, relevant documentary films, AND to help us establish more venues so more people can participate. Thank you for any help you can provide!

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About the MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT

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 >

Get in touch!

MAILING ADDRESS: The Meaningful Movies Project  |  P.O. Box 31005  |  Seattle, WA 98103
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