Welcome To The Meaningful Movies Forums

This “FORUMS” section is:  

  • A place to discuss issues around topics, make suggestions, and pose questions to others in network, e.g., specific film events (“Film Forums”), how discussions went, film-specific resources, suggestions for others’ screenings, etc.;
  • A communication tool between any members within the network, and between members of your neighborhood group (“MMP Groups”);
  • A place to access resources; and a place to upload resources for others to use.

Feel free to use any of the information you find here.  Download, copy, modify, etc. as you wish (and let us know of any improvements you make).  Please appropriately lable all materials you use and distribute with either with your own specific group’s network name, e.g., “Meaningful Movies in Seattle”, or with the name “Meaningful Movies Project”.  It’s to all of our benefit to get the name “Meaningful Movies” broadcast widely whereever we get a chance.  If an item has a copyright symbol, please keep this in place.

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Please help this become a robust resource for us all.  Thanks!

Forum Topics Included Below Are In This Order:

  1. E-Team Support Forum – when you need help
  2. Film Selection – New film suggestions 
  3. Helpful Tips – on events, web, other
  4. MMP Resources – Checklists, templates, group logos, guidelines and more
  5. Equipment and Technology – info on loaner equipment
  6. Working with the Website – instructions 
  7. Network Meeting Minutes / Workshop Notes
  8. Group discussions – A place to exchange info with your group members
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    • Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
      Our goal is to bring Islanders together through education and advocacy, using the power of social and environmental justice documentary films and discussion. We gather in a spirit of "We're All in this Together" and by hearing the stories and learning the situations faced across the planet, we can support bold strokes toward social justice. This monthly community event is intended to educate, inspire, connect, and help Islanders rise up and champion effective, non‐violent solutions that will build a more peaceful and just world. Co-sponsoring organizations: Backbone Campaign, Island GreenTech, Vashon Theatre.
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    • Burien Meaningful Movies
      Films and discussion quarterly (we hope), open to the public, admission by donation, on topics of concern to our citizens
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    • First Church Seattle
      Meaningful Movies at First Church Seattle presents documentary films on social justice and the environment quarterly on Sunday afternoons from noon to 2 p.m. A forum for open discussion follows each film. Our purpose is to educate, build community, and work together for justice, peace, and a sustainable environment. We are an all-volunteer group, based in First Church Seattle (First United Methodist Church of Seattle), a progressive spiritual community advocating for the homeless and hungry, and creating a refuge of inclusive Christianity. We are not affiliated with any political organization. Everyone is welcome.
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    • Imi Pono Meaningful Movies
      Imi Pono MMP presents social justice documentary films once a quarter, along with a forum for open community discussions. Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful and sustainable communities, defend justice and work for peace with a focus on the kanaka population. We are an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, and are not religiously or politically affiliated.
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    • Maltby Meaningful Movies
      Maltby Meaningful Movies screens climate and social justice documentaries quarterly. A discussion will be hosted after each film, at which people can ask questions, explore their feelings about the issue at hand, and learn about others’ viewpoints. Our group is made up of volunteers and we don’t have a political or religious motivation—our sole motivation is to help create a well-informed, thoughtful citizenry.
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    • Meaningful Movies @ SpiritWorks
      Citizenship is included in the definition of recovery we use at SpiritWorks. Because of its importance to our community, we have chosen to participate in the Meaningful Movies Project to organize, educate, advocate, and build community using social justice films. We believe in giving forward to the larger community in which we live and have our being. We are pleased to share these documentary films and conversation with others.
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    • Meaningful Movies at UHeights
      Meaningful Movies at UHeights is excited to partner with various community organizations like 350 Seattle and Social Justice Film Festival to bring you a diverse range of documentary films, along with a forum for open community discussions. We look forward to new partnerships as well to bring social justice films to our community.
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    • Meaningful Movies by Climate Reality Las Vegas
      Meaningful Movies by Climate Reality Las Vegas is an educational and engaging experience for the community. This series will feature movies that focus on the many social justice topics at the intersection of climate change such as climate justice, water scarcity and rights, food security, food waste, biodiversity, regenerative agriculture, urban heat island, air quality, urban sprawl, racial justice, transportation security and access, voting rights, and more. The general structure of Meaningful Movies by Climate Reality Las Vegas will begin with a very brief informational component relevant to the featured film. Post-film, at every Meaningful Movie event there will be a facilitated discussion and may also feature subject matter experts or representatives from the featured film. Climate Reality Las Vegas is a local chapter of The Climate Reality Project. Our group is made up entirely of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds including educators, entrepreneurs, lawyers, students, politicians, community organizers, geologists, biologists, economists, retirees, stay-at-home parents, and more looking to make a positive impact in our community and on our planet. Our mission is to educate and inspire our community to act on climate justice issues. Climate Reality Las Vegas is not religiously or politically affiliated.
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    • Meaningful Movies in Los Gatos at Shir Hadash
      Our purpose is to engage, educate, build community, and involve diverse groups in developing and following through on a plan of action to build an equitable and sustainable community.Discussions will be virtual until such time as it is safe to gather in person.
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    • Meaningful Movies in Ogden
      Films + Discussion on the 3rd Friday evening of each month, open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry)”. "Meaningful Movies in Ogden" presents social justice documentary films every 3rd Friday evening along with a forum for open community discussions. Events start at 7:00 PM, but please join us at 6:30 PM to visit with your neighbors. A facilitated community discussion will follow every film. Our purpose is to build meaningful and sustainable community. We are an all-volunteer, community-supported organization, and are not religiously or politically affiliated.
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    • Meaningful Movies of Santa Barbara
      Meaningful Movies of Santa Barbara presents social justice and environmental documentary films from time to time, combined with a forum for open community discussions. Events are free, with donations requested. Our purpose is to build meaningful and sustainable community relationships, and to educate on issues of social justice and environmental justice. We are an all-volunteer organization, not politically affiliated, hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church of Santa Barbara.
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    • Meaningful Movies of Santa Barbara
      Meaningful Movies of Santa Barbara presents social justice and environmental documentary films from time to time, combined with a forum for open community discussions. Events are free, with donations requested. Our purpose is to build meaningful and sustainable community relationships, and to educate on issues of social justice and environmental justice. We are an all-volunteer organization, not politically affiliated, hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church of Santa Barbara.
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    • Meaningful Movies Olympia
      Meaningful Movies Olympia is a coalition of interested groups and persons who believe that community grows stronger and engagement becomes more effective when we come together for education, discussion, and collaboration around social justice and environmental challenges. We are an all-volunteer, non-sectarian, non-partisan community organization. We unite in hope to advocate justice.
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    • Meaningful Movies Rainier Beach
      Films once a quarter on a Saturday evening. The building is open to the public but is not wheelchair accessible. No admission fee; all are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM. Speaker and/or discussion afterward.
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    • Meaningful Movies Rainier Beach
      Meaningful Movies Rainier Beach presents social justice documentary films once a quarter on a Saturday evening along with a forum for open community discussions. The Rainier Beach Community Club's mission is to enhance and maintain the quality of life for residents of the Rainier Beach Community through civic, service and community building activities. We are an all-volunteer, community 501-C3 organization, and are not religiously or politically affiliated. Please visit www.rainierbeachcommunityclub for more information on our community events.
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    • Network Series
      Racing Extinction Network Series The film deals with several examples of the overarching theme of the Anthropocene Extinction, in that the spread of Homo sapiens has caused the greatest mass extinction since the KT event 66 million years ago, including global warming and poaching, and the efforts of scientists, photographers and volunteers to protect endangered species. The film implicates overpopulation, globalization and animal agriculture as leading causes of extinction. Anthropogenic global warming from greenhouse gas emissions is identified as a leading cause of extinction, as organisms cannot adapt to unprecedented changes in not only temperature, but weather, ocean chemistry and atmospheric composition. The film focuses on the amount of methane producedy by livestock, particularly cattle, and trapped methane escaping from frozen reservoirs in the Arctic, the latter drawing parallels to the runaway greenhouse effect that may have caused the Permian mass extinction that wiped out 95% of species. Carbon dioxide and methane emissions from transportation, animals and factories are made visible to the human eye for the first time with a specially designed high definition FLIR (forward looking infra red) camera, with a special color filter. Ocean acidification and the subsequent degradation of corals and other calcium carbonate-based marine organisms are revealed with lab experiments and comparisons of archived photographs to the state of the same reefs in the 2010s. The degradation of marine ecosystems and the implications of coastal habitations are highlighted.
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    • Port Townsend
      Meaningful Movies Port Townsend is a monthly documentary film screening and discussion group focused on the important social justice issues that impact us all. Come join your neighbors to learn, discuss, advocate, and take action to strengthen our community and build a better world.
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    • Renton Library Meaningful Movies
      Films + Discussion on the 4th Friday of each month. Renton Library Meaningful Movies is a social justice documentary film and discussion series hoping to spark discussions in the Renton community. Free and open to the public.
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    • Ridgefield
      Meaningful Movies Ridgefield
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    • Temple B’nai Torah Meaningful Movies
      Environmental Films + Discussion on the third Sunday afternoon of each month. All events are open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry).
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    • We have Equipment for Loan!
      We Have high-quality evideo projection and sound systems available for loan.  These are done for open donations - whatever you can donate, and feel appropriate for the value you recieve. We make this available to groups that have no access to euqipment, until they can find equipment, or resoures to purchase their own equipement. Loan of equipment assumes that you will take care of all equipment, return it in the operating condition as when it was checke out, that you hold ud harmless for any injury or damage resulting fro use of loanded equipment and accessories. CLICK ON THE TOPICS BELOW. Thanks!
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    • Speaker Systems
      We own two sets of Logitech Speaker Systems, and one Samson Powerd Speaker System:
      • Logitech z623: 400 Watt Speaker System
      • Logitech z2300: 400 Watt Speaker System
      • Samson Powered Speaker System (special circumstance loans only)
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    • Ballard
      Film Screening + Community Discussion every month, everyone is welcome, small donations are encouraged.
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    • Bellevue
      Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
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    • Edmonds
      Sno-King Meaningful Movies
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    • Everett
      Please join us for great Films + Discussion on the 2nd Saturday evening of each month. All events are open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry).
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    • Gig Harbor
      Please join us for great Films + Discussion on the 2nd Friday evening of each month. All events are open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry).
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    • Greenwood
      Greenwood Meaningful Movies
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    • Issaquah South
      Films + Discussion on the 4th Wednesday evening of each month, open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry).
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    • Kirkland
      Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
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    • Mt Baker
      Please join us for great Films + Discussion on the 4th Sunday of each month. All events are open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry).
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    • Poulsbo
      Free Range Films
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    • Queen Anne Meaningful Movies
      Please join us for great Films + Discussions on the Second Saturday evening of each month. All events are open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry).
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    • Tacoma, WA
      Film + Discussion every third Thursday of the month. Open to the public with admission by donation (no one refused entry). We meet from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.
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    • Vancouver, WA
      Film and discussion group meeting the third Thursday of every month from 5:00PM to 8:00PM, open to the public, admission by donation (no one refused entry).
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