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SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 3 - 14
Check out all the great films that our partner, Social Justice Film Institute, has organized for their festival which showcases fresh voices and brave storytelling that demonstrate courage in action. 

http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/?post_type=tribe_events

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

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10/03/19 - University Heights: The Observer - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival Opening Night
10/04/19 - Wallingford: Dammed to Extinction
10/04/19 - University Heights: Guest House - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival
10/05/19 - West Seattle: Keepers of the Future
10/06/19 - Ballard: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
10/07/19 - University Heights: In the Executioner's Shadow
10/07/19 - First Hill: Paris to Pittsburgh
10/10/19 - Mt. Baker: Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
10/11/19 - Gig Harbor: Strangers in Town
10/11/19 - Woodinville: Paris to Pittsburgh
10/11/19 - Wedgwood: The Bleeding Edge

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The Observer - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival Opening Night

The Observer - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival Opening Night

Meaningful Movies at UHeights
Thursday | 10/3/2019 | 7:00 PM
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA

After repeated threats from authorities to not show "Spark," an incendiary historical documentary that revealed human rights violations during the Great Leap Forward, news of the festival's cancellation reverberated around the world. Who was the artist whose work had pushed the government past the edge of tolerance? Away from the limelight, dissident artist Hu Jie has managed to make more …

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Dammed to Extinction

Dammed to Extinction

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 10/4/2019 | 7:00 PM
Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA

This film features Puget Sound Southern Resident Orcas, of which only 73 remain. For centuries, three unique pods of orcas have primarily lived on chinook salmon along the northwestern Pacific coast and in the Salish Sea. Now those salmon are on the precipice of extinction due in part to four obsolete Snake River dams. “Dammed to Extinction” shows how removing …

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Guest House - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival

Guest House - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival

Meaningful Movies at UHeights
Friday | 10/4/2019 | 7:00 PM
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA

"Guest House" is a documentary that captures a six-month period of life of three women previously incarcerated for non-violent crimes and now living together, taking the viewer through the realities of reintegration from the prison system and dissolving some of the “otherness” that makes us feel more comfortable with our system of justice. The film attempts to objectively illuminate just …

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Keepers of the Future

Keepers of the Future

West Seattle Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 10/5/2019 | 7:00 PM
High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA

Journalist & documentarian Avi Lewis has advocated for radically new social and political structures as the only effective response to the climate crisis. In "Keepers of the Future" Lewis profiles the Bajo Lempa coordinadora, a farmers' cooperative in El Salvador that demonstrates how "deep local democracy" can help a poor population build environmental, economic, and political resilience. It is a model of …

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 10/6/2019 | 7:00 PM
Peddler Brewing
1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast takes a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge list that helped steal the 2016 election. He previously busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his …

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In the Executioner's Shadow

In the Executioner's Shadow

Meaningful Movies at UHeights
Monday | 10/7/2019 | 6:00 PM
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA

October has the 'World Day Against the Death Penalty,' the anniversary of the State Supreme Court decision that ended the death penalty in Washington State, and the 'Social Justice Film Festival.' Let's gather together as a community around this new film on Monday October 7th from 6-8pm at University Heights Center in Seattle's U District (5031 University Way, Seattle 98105). …

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Paris to Pittsburgh

Paris to Pittsburgh

First Hill Meaningful Movies
Monday | 10/7/2019 | 6:30 PM
St. James Cathedral Pastoral
Outreach Center
907 Columbia St., Seattle, WA

As Seattle and other cities wrestle with how they can respond to the climate emergency, "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 …

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Rigged AND The Battle For Ranked Choice Voting

Rigged AND The Battle For Ranked Choice Voting

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 10/10/2019 | 7:00 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club
2811 Mt. Rainier Drive S, Seattle, WA

“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” speaks to the weakening of democracy in America via voter suppression. The film makes the case that beginning with the election of our first black President, conservative political forces have turned with renewed vigor to ways of winnowing the electorate of people of color, the economically stressed, and the young. The suppression playbook is replete …

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Strangers In Town

Strangers In Town

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 10/11/2019 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW,
Gig Harbor, WA

"Strangers in Town" is a passionate, beautiful film that makes you believe in the American dream again. Garden City, Kansas' welcoming new immigrants provides a welcome relief to the mean-spirited xenophobia of so much contemporary American politics, and this film gets to the heart of the story by listening well. The film tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly …

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Paris to Pittsburgh

Paris to Pittsburgh

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/11/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA

Spotlighting the cities, states, businesses and citizens taking action, "Paris to Pittsburgh" explores the very real social and economic impacts of climate change-fueled disasters, from America’s heartland to the nation’s coastlines. The film features voices from local leaders as well as everyday Americans presenting the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, as well as tireless innovative efforts to reduce carbon …

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The Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/11/2019 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Technological advances have been responsible for many groundbreaking developments in modern medicine. Countless individuals have seen their quality of life improve through research and development, from the advent of pacemakers to bionic limbs. But there is a dark side to the relentless pace of all this innovation.  In "The Bleeding Edge," Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering …

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