Seeking Global Oneness – Thurs., July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Conscientious Projector will present three short films from the Global Oneness Project on Thursday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts. The Project produces beautifully crafted documentaries that examine how the simple notion of inter-connectedness can be lived in this time of unprecedented global transformation. They tell stories that not only question the current paradigm, but also reveal our greater human potential. Our program features A Thousand Suns, looking to the indigenous people of Ethiopia’s Gamo Highlands as embodying an alternative to the modern world’s sense of separation from and superiority over nature; What Would It Look Like?, asking sustainability advocates from around the world for their wise counsel on how to build a future that serves us all; and Ubuntu, exploring the traditional African concept of “I am because you are,” recognizing the shared essence within humanity and life itself.

A community discussion follows the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.


Summer Film Series at All Saints Church

Conscientious Projector and All Saints’ Peace & Justice Ministries invite you to the movies this summer.  Join us for popcorn and conversation in The Forum for a special retrospective featuring six of the most informative and important documentaries that we have presented over the past two years at our Armory Center for the Arts project.  Admission is free.  And it’s all happening at All Saints Church!
Wednesday, June 20  7:00 p.m.
Hit comedy director Tom Shadyac changes his life after a near fatal bicycling accident and sets out on a modern day search for enlightenment. He asks some of the world’s great thinkers two questions: “What is wrong with our world?” and “What can we do about it?” The result is an uplifting meditation on the human condition and the inter-connectedness of all life.
Wednesday, July 11  7:00 p.m.
Helena Norberg-Hodge’s hopeful film examines the downside of globalization and its impact on the world’s people, cultures and environment, while holding out a compassionate and practical vision for a new, localized approach to economy that favors durability over growth and includes health, human happiness and climate healing among its measurements of success.
Wednesday, July 25  7:00 p.m.
Writer-director Michael Nash’s illuminating look at the human face of climate change tells the story of millions around the world who have been uprooted and displaced by the effects of climatic disaster, a story of grand scale challenge that millions more will confront in an era of planetary transformation.
Wednesday, August 15  7:00 p.m.
Renowned aerial photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand evokes a dual sense of wonder and urgency in this chronicle of Earth’s ecosphere and humanity’s place in it. He takes us on an enthralling flight over 54 countries and 120 locations to illustrate in awe-inspiring visual imagery both the beauty and vulnerability of the life system in which we live. Narrated by Glenn Close. 

Wednesday, August 29  7:00 p.m.
The secret history of neoliberal ideology and  the “free market” is probed in this Michael Winterbottom film featuring globalization critic and social activist Naomi Klein, author of the provocative best-selling book of the same name. Klein employs “shock therapy” as a metaphor for  “disaster capitalism,” whereby nations struck by catastrophe are subjected to “remedies” favoring powerful corporate objectives over the public interest.
Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.
“Another world is possible.” This core expression of hope embraced by social justice movements around the globe is at the heart of filmmaker Velcro Ripper’s poetic documentary on the influence of spirituality on modern political activism, what Gandhi called “Soul Force” and Martin Luther King called “Love in Action.”
And join us at The Armory this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. for
with Ed Bacon leading the discussion