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This Changes Everything - 4 more screenings:

This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by her international bestseller of the same name, Naomi Klein underscores our ability to seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.  Please join us following the film for a presentation and facilitated community discussion on how to become actively involved in working toward climate justice.  
For more information,, go to: http://meaningfulmovies.org/this-changes-everything-across-seattle/.  

"This Changes Everything" - Dinner & A Movie
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6 p.m. – 8:30pm,

UFCW 21, 5030 1st Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98134
RSVP for your seat kbeifus@ufcw21.org
Sponsored by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; UFCW 21; Teamsters 117; PSARA; and The Meaningful Movies Project


"This Changes Everything" - Brown bag lunch
Friday, March 4, 2016, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 
Sponsored by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; UFCW 21; Teamsters 117; PSARA; and The Meaningful Movies Project


"This Changes Everything" 
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 6:30 pm
Burien Public Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, 98166
Sponsored by Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) 
and The Meaningful Movies Project
 

"This Changes Everything" 
Screening in Aprii - more info to come

Vashon Island, WA 
Sponsored by Backbone Campaign and The Meaningful Movies Project

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Our Film Lineup:

Starfish Throwers

Starfish Throwers

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 3/4/2016 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie …

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Education, Inc.

Education, Inc.

West Seattle Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 3/5/2016 | 7:00 PM
Highpoint Community Center Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA

American public education is in controversy. As public schools across the country struggle for funding, complicated by the impact of poverty and politics, some question the future and effectiveness of public schools in the U.S. For free-market reformers, private investors and large education corporations, this controversy spells opportunity in turning public schools over to private interests. Education, Inc. examines the …

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Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Thursday | 3/10/2016 | 6:30 PM
Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway Renton, WA

Sound and Vision is a gripping documentary that explores issues facing the near shore environment. It is a film about the oceans, told through the stories of people working to clean up, protect, and restore habitat in Puget Sound and beyond. The film is set against the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010, the wake-up call that spurred a national …

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A Small Good Thing

A Small Good Thing

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 3/11/2016 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE Seattle, WA

A Small Good Thing examines how "the American Dream" has come to the end of its promise. "More" no longer brings happiness. Over the last fifty years, as our standard of living has improved, our happiness has not. The film tells the stories of people moving away from a philosophy of ‘more is better’ toward a more holistic conception of …

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Symphony of the Soil

Symphony of the Soil

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 3/11/2016 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use …

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Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies @ the Well
Saturday | 3/12/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church 1606 5th Ave W Seattle, WA

This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities. Cracking the Codes supports institutions and communities to deepen and shift the framing of racial disparities. The current …

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Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 3/12/2016 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

This award-winning film shows in stunningly beautiful videography the mysteries of the ocean depths and reminds us of our dependence on this resource which covers two-thirds of the planet. Do we dare destroy the source of 50% of the oxygen we breathe? This screening is free to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 for social time and refreshments. Following the …

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Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 3/15/2016 | 6:30 PM
4228 Factoria Blvd SE (at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church) Bellevue, WA

Join your friends and neighbors to learn more. MERCHANTS OF DOUBT is the troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming to advance a political and economic agenda. Meaningful Movies/Eastside is sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Margaret's Episcopal and East Shore Unitarian with …

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Advise and Dissent: Where the Supreme Court and Politics Collide

Advise and Dissent: Where the Supreme Court and Politics Collide

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 3/18/2016 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Government’s least-understood “Third Branch”  has a huge impact on our lives—from abortion to affirmative action, education to the environment, privacy to police action. But in recent years the way we select Supreme Court justices has become dangerously politicized, threatening judicial impartiality, and making it increasingly hard to have faith in the ideal chiseled on its facade: "Equal Justice Under Law". Advise …

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 3/18/2016 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. (Located on Division and J St. across from Group Health) Tacoma, WA

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 a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods …

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Rain in a Dry Land

Rain in a Dry Land

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 3/18/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

RAIN IN A DRY LAND chronicles two years in the lives of two extended Somali Bantu families as they leave behind a two-hundred year legacy of oppression in Africa to face new challenges in a strange new land. The film begins in January, 2004, at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where our featured families are stunned by what they …

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Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 3/23/2016 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah, WA

This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities. Cracking the Codes supports communities to deepen and shift the framing of racial disparities. The current conversation is …

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3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets

3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 4/1/2016 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

In 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy’s car. A gun entered the exchange, and one of them was left …

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Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 4/8/2016 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

INHABIT explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture'. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides …

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