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A huge thanks to everyone who joined us at our FIRST Spring Fundraiser & Awards Celebration and made it so successful and fun!  We are extremely grateful and appreciative to everyone who donated. Thank you for helping the Meaningful Movies Project sustain our local venues so that they can continue this important work; thank you for supporting new venues coming on board; and thank you for allowing us to reach out to more communities!

We were thrilled to present the following awards at the event:

• Organization of the Year: Social Justice Film Institute, for their support of and collaboration with the Meaningful Movies Project

• Filmmaker of the Year: Ava DuVernay, for her film "13th"

• Emergent Filmmaker of the Year: Tomasz Biernacki, for his film "Trickle Down Town"

• Film of the Year: "A Plastic Ocean," for its impact on educating people about the environmental hazard of plastics

• Career Achievement: Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin for 33 years of making media that matters!

We were also thrilled to present Honor Awards to the following filmmakers:

• Vlada & Chadd Knowlton, for "The Most Dangerous Year"

• Sandra & Yasu Osawa, for "Princess Angeline"

• Derek McNeill for "The Road to Nickelsville"

• Sarah & Vasant Salcedo, for "Promised Land"


Meaningful Movies Project couldn't exist without these dedicated filmmakers and so many others whose films we've shown over the past 16 years.  We are grateful to them all!

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

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5/21/19 - Bellevue: The Power of Forgiveness
5/21/19 - Beacon Hill: This Living Salish Sea
5/22/19 - Ridgefield: Living in Future's Past
5/24/19 - Tacoma: Bending the Arc
5/29/19 - Santa Barbara: The Pushouts
5/30/19 - Mt. Baker: Soundtrack for a Revolution
5/31/19 - Issaquah South: Planetary
6/07/19 - Wallingford: Digital Disconnect
6/08/19 - Everett: Elementary Genocide Part 3: Academic Holocaust

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The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 5/21/2019 | 7:00 PM
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA

"The Power of Forgiveness" is a dramatic documentary that takes an honest look at the intensity of anger and grief that human nature is heir to. It is a collection of seven short stories that profile some of the most dramatic transgressions imaginable along with stories that feel more familiar and manageable to the viewer. It explores the role forgiveness …

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This Living Salish Sea

This Living Salish Sea

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 5/21/2019 | 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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Living in Future's Past

Living in Future's Past

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
Wednesday | 5/22/2019 | 7:00 PM
Old Liberty Theater
115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA

Join us for this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking. Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. "Living in the Future's Past" shows how no …

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Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 5/24/2019 | 6:30 PM
Center for Spiritual Living
206 North J Street, Tacoma, WA

Change only happens when people choose to act. This powerful film profiles a group of heroes who took the call to see healthcare as a duty and service, rather than as a clinical enterprise. "Bending the Arc" is the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim (now president of the World Bank), activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and …

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The Pushouts

The Pushouts

Meaningful Movies in Santa Barbara
Wednesday | 5/29/2019 | 6:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
909 N. La Cumbre Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA

I WAS IN PRISON BEFORE I WAS EVEN BORN. So begins the story of Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school dropout and gang member with three felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher's quiet persistence, a mentor's moral conviction, and his best friend's murder converge, Rios's path takes an unexpected turn. Through Rios's …

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Soundtrack for a Revolution

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 5/30/2019 | 6:30 PM
Mt Baker Park Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hunter Blvd. S., Seattle, WA

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE! - a few blocks from our regular location. This film tells the story of the American Civil Rights Movement through its powerful music – the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells …

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Planetary

Planetary

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 5/31/2019 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum
78 First Ave NE, Issaquah, WA

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. "Planetary" is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call—a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift …

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Digital Disconnect

Digital Disconnect

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 6/7/2019 | 7:00 PM
Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA

How capitalism is turning the internet against democracy. "Digital Disconnect" trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. Renowned media scholar Robert McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of …

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Elementary Genocide Part 3: Academic Holocaust

Elementary Genocide Part 3: Academic Holocaust

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 6/8/2019 | 6:30 PM
Everett United Church of Christ
2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 

This film adds more statistical proof of the scholastic inequalities faced by Original people around the country. The documentary revisits the importance of education and its impact on self-image, family structure, financial freedom and the collective future of African/indigenous people in America and abroad. With commentary from some of the 21st century’s greatest minds of the African diaspora in America, …

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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 >

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