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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

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8/09/19 - Gig Harbor: Trickle Down Town
8/09/19 - Wedgwood: Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
8/10/19 - Everett: Shockwave: Surviving North America's Biggest Disaster
8/11/19 - Federal Way: Gender Equality in Islam
8/12/19 - Port Townsend: Knock Down the House
8/15/19 - Olympia: The Most Dangerous Year
8/18/19 - Spokane: Ancestral Waters
8/23/19 - Tacoma: Strangers in Town

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Trickle Down Town

Trickle Down Town

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 8/9/2019 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA

Tomasz Biernacki’s thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle. Deftly interweaving in-depth stories of community members who are living the crisis on the streets with interviews of political leaders and community advocates, vivid images of the current state of affairs and a poignant examination of the roots of homelessness in the region, Biernacki paints a picture of a city …

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Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 8/9/2019 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Having brutally occupied the homeland of Native Americans, the invading Europeans forced the indigenous population onto reservations - land that was specifically selected because of its apparent worthlessness. To add salt to wounds that are still open, multinational energy companies and others are coming back to extract the hidden mineral wealth of the reservations and are leaving a trail of …

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Shockwave: Surviving North America’s Biggest Disaster

Shockwave: Surviving North America’s Biggest Disaster

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 8/10/2019 | 6:30 PM
Everett United Church of Christ
2624 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Some time in the future a powerful earthquake and tsunami will devastate the Pacific Northwest. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a crack in the ocean floor from California to British Columbia.  It is nearly identical to the fault that ruptured off Sumatra in December, 2004, killing hundreds of thousands.  What are cities and towns from Vancouver to Sacramento doing to prepare …

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Gender Equality in Islam

Gender Equality in Islam

Meaningful Movies Matinee: 2nd Sundays @ Federal Way Library Sunday | 8/11/2019 | 2:00 PM
Federal Way Library
34200 1ST Way S, Federal Way, WA

This film explores the role of gender equity within Islam. Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, a law professor and Islamic scholar, along with a group of female Islamic scholars, examine the impact cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations of the Koran have had in the treatment of Muslim women. "Gender Equality in Islam" is part of the program, Meaningful Movies Matinee, a social …

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Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 8/12/2019 | 6:30 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was …

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The Most Dangerous Year

The Most Dangerous Year

Meaningful Movies Olympia
Thursday | 8/15/2019 | 6:30 PM
Olympia UUC
2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA

In early 2016, when a dark wave of anti-transgender “bathroom bills” began sweeping across the nation, The Human Rights Campaign published a report identifying 2016 as the most dangerous year for transgender Americans. In Washington State six such “bathroom bills” were introduced in the State Legislature. Documentary filmmaker Vlada Knowlton captured the ensuing civil rights battle from the perspective of …

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Ancestral Waters

Ancestral Waters

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Sunday | 8/18/2019 | 5:45 PM
Magic Lantern
25 W Main Street #125, Spokane, WA

“Ancestral Waters” tells the story of the Puyallup Tribe who signed the Treaty of Medicine Creek in 1854. In exchange for ceding vast areas of land to the U.S. government, the Puyallup were given a small reservation and several other benefits, one of which was the right to fish in their usual and accustomed waters. This treaty-protected right to fish …

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Strangers in Town

Strangers in Town

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 8/23/2019 | 6:30 PM
Center for Spiritual Living
206 North J Street, Tacoma, WA

This film tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden City, Kansas. It brought great challenges to the community, including demands for housing, social services, education, and infrastructure. For the current students at Garden City High School, the town's remarkable diversity is all they've ever known. "Strangers in Town" gives new meaning to the city's motto: …

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