Welcome New Meaningful Movies Groups

The Meaningful Movies Project is pleased to welcome our newest groups in Virginia, Hawaii, and California.

The new Virginia group, SpiritWorks Meaningful Movies, is supported by the SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul. This incredible organization is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) based in Williamsburg, VA. Founded in 2005, they are pioneers in a growing field of peer led addiction recovery and wellness organizations.  SpiritWorks Foundation is comprised of, and led primarily by, people who live in recovery from addiction. They deliver peer to peer programs and services for children, youth, and adults living in recovery from the disease of addiction. Their programs and services build resilience in children, inspire youth to live drug free, and support, educate and empower adults who live in recovery. Learn more here!


The new Imi Pono Meaningful Movies is located in Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. 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.


The new California group is being organized by the social justice committee at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos. Passionate individuals founded Shir Hadash in 1980 to be a safe haven for our diverse community where we celebrate each person’s individualism. Today the congregation numbers almost 600 member families, and our inclusive tradition is kept alive through an actively involved community that promotes connectedness, exploration, social justice, individualism, and lifelong learning. “Shir Hadash” means “New Song,” a name which reflects the congregation’s strong tradition of joining together through music and song.