On Saturday, August 6 at 5 p.m., Conscientious Projector, All Saints Church, and COLORS (Christians Offering Love to Overcome Racism in Society) present the premiere screening of an unforgettable story of transformation and redemption . . . .
A Bill Brummel Productions Documentary
Violent skinhead Bryon Widner’s face, neck and hands were covered with intimidating, racist tattoos. Then he began a series of painful and extensive laser tattoo removal procedures – twenty-five treatments over the course of more than a year and a half. But the tattoo removal was just the outward sign of an inner transformation. Erasing Hate chronicles both in a film that presents a first person look inside the dark world of racist skinheads, yet offers hope in the story of one man’s escape from a life of violence, addiction and bigotry.
A question and answer session with Director Bill Brummel will follow the screening. The screening will be offered at All Saints Church, 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena. A $5 donation is suggested.
This Sunday, July 31, our Peace & Justice Ministries partner COLORS (Christians Offering Love to Overcome Racism in Society) is sponsoring a luncheon screening of an acclaimed PBS American Experience film depicting a dramatic period in American civil rights history:
Sunday, July 31
12:45 – 4:00 pm
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid
An extremely realistic portrayal of this most significant chapter in our nation’s history, the film movingly illustrates the power of moral authority in the hands and hearts of ordinary people to prevail against the KKK and racist elected officials. Freedom Riders dispels the prevailing myth that Northern (white) students went on a mission to the South to combat segregation and instead makes clear that the leadership lay with the local African American residents who risked their lives to help bring justice to our land.
Please join us for an inspiring afternoon as we watch this important documentary, have lunch together and discuss the film and its implications for our anti-racism work.
Please RSVP by July 26 to Mary Torregrosa (firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-271-3056) for your lunch reservation and to arrange childcare.
It took billions of years to form the living organism that is planet Earth, our unique island home. Renowned aerial photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand chronicles the story of Earth’s ecosphere–and humanity’s place in it–in his spectacular documentary Home, this month’s Conscientious Projector selection showing on Thursday, July 14, 7:00 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts. Arthus-Bertrand 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. The film’s theme is perhaps best expressed by narrator Glenn Close, “The engine of life is linkage. Everything is linked. Nothing is self-sufficient.” Join us for an experience of filmic art that evokes a dual sense of wonder and urgency.
A community discussion follows the film. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. For more information regarding the film, visit www.goodplanet.org/en.
For the last seven years, Sustainable World, one of the vital Peace & Justice ministries of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, has expanded its outreach beyond our parish campus by presenting Conscientious Projector, a free monthly documentary film series, in partnership with the Armory Center for the Arts. We spotlight bold independent filmmakers, who, through their craft, research and reporting skills, are able to expose injustice, human suffering and earthly blight, and point to hopeful alternatives and solutions. Our goal is to foster awareness of the social consequences of public policy and also of our own personal choices, so we can become more empowered and better equipped to join in transforming our communities and expanding the role of civil society in bringing about meaningful change both locally and globally.
The following is a complete list of the films we have shown to date: