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Save the date!
2020 MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT
AWARDS CELEBRATION

October 22, 7PM

More details coming soon!

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UPCOMING MEANINGFUL MOVIES EVENTS
Note: All times shown are Pacific Time.

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"Attla" - Virtual Screening & Discussion

"Attla" - Virtual Screening & Discussion 

Thursday | 9/17/2020 | 6:30 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

"Attla" tells the gripping but virtually unknown story of George Attla, an Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and one outlandish dream, dominated the sport for five decades, becoming a rockstar figure for both Natives and whites. REGISTER HERE: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/5f4e7b45636c1c3a006490e3 Please email Jennifer if you have any questions: jwooten@kcls.org Vision Maker Media is hosting an online, five-week-long celebration of …

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"Knock Down The House" - Virtual Film Discussion

"Knock Down The House" - Virtual Film Discussion

Thursday | 9/17/2020 | 7:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

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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"Slay the Dragon" - Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

"Slay the Dragon" - Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday | 9/22/2020 | 6:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

This documentary focuses on a secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative that threatens to undermine American democracy. It features Katie Fahey, the activist who founded Voters Not Politicians and led a successful grassroots campaign to ban partisan gerrymandering in Michigan. The film will be followed with a panel discussion of local activists. Pre-Registration is required to watch this free screening: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1hh9w7WQRYOsCbHBvDe8ew

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"Hard Road of Hope" - Virtual screening and Q&A with the Director

"Hard Road of Hope" - Virtual screening and Q&A with the Director

Thursday | 9/24/2020 | 4:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

“It's hard to win around here, it really is,” says Lynn Beatty, a resident of Doddridge County, the epicenter of the fracking boom in West Virginia. A neighbor, Linda Ireland echoes that sentiment: “You feel like there's nothing you can do. Because you have these gas companies with all their resources. And the state seems to be on their side …

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"The Vow From Hiroshima" - Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

"The Vow From Hiroshima" - Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday | 9/24/2020 | 6:00 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the horrific bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. "The Vow from Hiroshima" is an award winning film which provides an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of Hiroshima, who has devoted her life to ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Her moving story is told through the …

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"Leitis in Waiting" - Virtual Screening & Discussion

"Leitis in Waiting" - Virtual Screening & Discussion

Thursday | 9/24/2020 | 6:30 PM
Online Event, see event description for link

"Leitis in Waiting" is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. With unexpected humor and extraordinary access to the Kingdom’s royals and religious leaders, this emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled …

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OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST

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FIX DEMOCRACY FIRST 2020 Vision:
PICTURING REAL DEMOCRACY
September 11 - 18

 

Fix Democracy First (FDF) has provided speakers, co-sponsored and partnered on dozens of Meaningful Movies events over the years.  MMP is pleased to be a sponsor of 2020 Vision.


FDF is a non-profit based in Washington state working hard to achieve fair elections and government policies that reflect the will of the people, not the power of money.

 

If you are interested in supporting FDF and true democracy, please consider attending their week of special events Sept. 11 - 18.
Learn more here.

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INDIGENOUS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
August 31 - October 5


Meaningful Movies Project is pleased to sponsor this online, five-week-long celebration of American Indian, Alaska Native and worldwide Indigenous films. The festival is hosted by Vision Maker Media. 

 

Click here for more information and to register to watch the films.

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SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL

October 1 - 11 

 

Mark your calendars for films and conversation at TRANSFORM, the 9th Social Justice Film Festival, screening virtually around the country. This year's films showcase fresh voices and brave storytelling that demonstrate the power of collective and personal transformation. Find the full program here

 

Tickets to screenings will be available through Northwest Film Forum, which has partnered with Meaningful Movies Project and the Social Justice Film Festival & Institute for the first time to produce this year's Social Justice Film Festival.

 

Follow Social Justice Film Festival on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates and information about special filmmaker events.

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Please help support the Meaningful Movies Project
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!

Many employers have Matching Gift programs where they'll double the donations made by their employees and retirees (e.g., Adobe, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Costco, Microsoft, Starbucks,  etc.). Please check if your employer is one of these, and if so, submit your matching gift requests to them so that your donation can go even further. Thank you!

Also, some employers have Volunteer Grant programs where the company donates money to organizations for every hour its employees volunteer (e.g., Boeing, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, etc). So come volunteer with us if you can!

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
EMAIL: info@meaningfulmovies.org