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The Meaningful Movies Project is growing and we're looking for some enthusiastic people to join us!

We are seeking new members for our Executive Board.  Here is the Board Member description and the Board Member application.

We are also accepting applications for a 2019/2020 Meaningful Movies Intern.  Here is the internship description and application.

Do either sound like you or someone you know? We welcome you to apply and we'd be grateful if you forwarded these openings to your networks. Thank you!

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Watch Democracy Now! on September 5 https://www.democracynow.org/

Democracy Now will be airing footage that Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young of Moving Images Video Project (http://movingimages.org/) filmed of Immanuel Wallerstein and Grace Lee Boggs at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum. You may recall that Meaningful Movies Project presented Mark & Melissa with the Career Achievement Award at our May 16, 2019 Fundraising & Awards Dinner.

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

MeaningfulMovies.org 


09/06/19 - Wallingford: The Human Element
09/09/19 - Port Townsend: Labor Wars of the Northwest

09/10/19 - Beacon Hill: Labor Wars of the Northwest

09/13/19 - Gig Harbor: Coming of Age in Aging America
09/13/19 - Woodinville:  Ancestral Waters

09/13/19 - Wedgwood: Paris to Pittsburgh

09/15/19 - Spokane: Immigrant Prisons Series

09/19/19 - Olympia: Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible

09/20/19 - Kirkland: Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

09/21/19 - Walla Walla: Just Eat It - First movie event by our new venue in Walla Walla!

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The Human Element

The Human Element

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 9/6/2019 | 7:00 PM
Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA

Earth, Air, Water, Fire: The mythical elements of nature are seen interacting with the Human element in this film. Photographer James Balog focuses his lens on the complex relationship between humans and nature and challenges us to contemplate our place in, and responsibility to, the natural world. "The Human Element" features subjects who are often overlooked victims of climate change. …

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Labor Wars of the Northwest: The Struggle that Defined the Region

Labor Wars of the Northwest: The Struggle that Defined the Region

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 9/9/2019 | 6:30 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

Join us along with guest Director David Jepsen for "Labor Wars of the Northwest," the compelling story of the working men and women who fought for fairness and dignity in the Pacific Northwest. Blending interviews with labor historians with hundreds of historical photographs and films, "Labor Wars" brings the region's labor history to life. From the strikes and deadly violence …

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Labor Wars of the Northwest: The Struggle that Defined the Region

Labor Wars of the Northwest: The Struggle that Defined the Region

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 9/10/2019 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Seattle, WA

A week after Labor Day, this powerful one hour documentary reminds us how we got here. It covers three decades of labor strife in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century and reveals the plight of the 65,000 working class men and women who fought for dignity through better wages, reasonable hours, and workplace safety that we …

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Coming of Age in Aging America

Coming of Age in Aging America

 

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 9/13/2019 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA

What will it mean for all of us to grow up, live, and age in a society where half the citizens are over the age of 50? "Coming of Age in Aging America" tells the story of this spectacular social transformation—its dimensions, challenges, and opportunities. The film examines the exploding population shift, its impact on society, and the need to see …

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Ancestral Waters

Ancestral Waters

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 9/13/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, 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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Paris to Pittsburgh

Paris to Pittsburgh

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 9/13/2019 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

"Paris to Pittsburgh" brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States' energy future - and the Trump administration's explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement - the film captures what's at stake for communities around the …

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Immigrant Prisons Series

Immigrant Prisons Series

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Sunday | 9/15/2019 | 5:45 PM
Magic Lantern
25 W Main Street #125, Spokane, WA

The U.S. has the biggest immigrant prison system in the world, yet most Americans are unaware of the conditions found in immigrant prisons, and the mistreatment many detained immigrants endure. Brave New Films has hand-selected four short films for this series to change that. With the current surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric, stock in the immigrant prison industry is skyrocketing and …

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Transfigurations -- Transgressing Gender in the Bible

Transfigurations -- Transgressing Gender in the Bible

Meaningful Movies Olympia
Thursday | 9/19/2019 | 6:30 PM
Olympia UUC
2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA

In this one-person play, Quaker theatrical performance activist & biblical scholar Peterson Toscano unearths transgender Bible characters - those who do not fit in the gender binary, and who in transgressing and transcending gender, find themselves at the center of some of the Bible's most important stories. Peterson Toscano has shaken up Bible academics and received high praise for his …

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Harvest of Empire: a History of Latinos in America

Harvest of Empire: a History of Latinos in America

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 9/20/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA

A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest …

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Walla Walla Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 9/21/2019 | 6:00 PM
First Congregational Church 73
South Palouse Street, Walla Walla, Wa

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it into the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching …

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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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