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Summer Film Series at All Saints Church

June 12, 2012
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!
I AM
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.
 
THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS
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.
 
CLIMATE REFUGEES
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.
 
HOME
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. 

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE
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.
 
FIERCE LIGHT: WHEN SPIRIT MEETS ACTION
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
KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED
with Ed Bacon leading the discussion
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