Seattle Summit WA Documentary Films Event

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2:30 PM, Friday, September 8, 2023 PST
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Join Meaningful Movies Project and the Seattle Summit for an in-person screening at Regal The Landing in Renton for Washington Documentary Block #2 on Friday, September 8th.  We will be showing five locally made documentaries looking at important topics.

 

BRING THEM HOME by RIKE BOOMGAARDEN, TAMARA JATCHVADZE

BRING THEM HOME is a short, 30-minute documentary about discarded American heroes, deported military veterans. While producing the music video for their song “Excuse My Accent,” artists Robert “Rob Young” Walker and Andrei “Drei Ros” Rosca met Hector Barajas; a deported American military veteran. Upon hearing his crazy story, they embark on a journey to shed light on the issue. In the film, the two connect with experts and travel to Tijuana Mexico gathering first-hand accounts from more deported veterans at “The Bunker”, which is a meeting place for veterans who are currently exiled. This honest film highlights the complexity of the problem by following Hector Barajas and other veterans through their journeys and to the founding of The Deported Veterans Support House.

 

OUR BLOCK: THE FALL OF CHOP by JEFFERSON MARTIN ELLIOTT

When Seattle police abandon their precinct amid BLM protests, activists, artists, and one heavily armed senior, occupy six blocks in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, where they battle to maintain peace and racial equity.  Our Block, The Fall of Chop Part 2, is the 2nd film in the Our Block series. Tensions mount as police officers take back the abandoned precinct, forcing protesters out of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest Zone, also known as CHOP and into the surrounding areas and suburbs of Seattle.  54 minutes

 

 

 

THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH by BETHANNE STEVENS

A short documentary about 2 magicians in Seattle struggling to put on a monthly magic show. 16 minutes

 

VANISHING SEATTLE PRESENTS: WE ARE RECKLESS by DREW HIGHLANDS, CJ FERNANDEZ

Seattle’s last family-owned video store, Reckless Video, faces closure as “Vanishing Seattle Presents: We Are Reckless” captures the deep love for physical media and community, clashing with streaming convenience in a vanishing era.  12 minutes

 

SPOTLIGHT DANCE by SHELLY MARTIN

A brief summary of Amamda records and her amazing dance studio.

 

 

TICKETS: In the spirit of Meaningful Movies Project’s, no cost screenings, the Seattle Summit has provided a promo code for you to use, MEANINGFUL for the Friday, September 8th screening at 2:30 PM (only). To get your ticket for this screening go to: Washington – Doc Block 2 — SEATTLE FILM SUMMIT click on tickets, then tickets again and pick Washington Docs #2 and use the promo code provided (MEANINGFUL).

 

As of 2023, The Summit welcomes fashion, publishing, music, and game to join us in the celebration of creative industry. Film will remain at the core of our mission, but we are proud to recognize the equally innovative and brilliant work of creatives across all disciplines.

 

 

Release Year: 2023

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

Director: RIKE BOOMGAARDEN, TAMARA JATCHVADZE, JEFFERSON MARTIN ELLIOTT, SHELLY MARTIN, BETHANNE STEVENS, DREW HIGHLANDS & CJ FERNANDEZ

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