Thursday, Nov 23, 2017
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 43 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, November 10, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 45
Social Justice Film Festival brings the #Resistance to the screen
Arts & Entertainment
ALL STORIES
  next story
Social Justice Film Festival brings the #Resistance to the screen

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL
November 16-21


The Social Justice Film Festival returns Nov. 16-21 with new films about climate change, immigration, Black Lives Matter, indigenous voices, gun control, prisoner justice, globalism and more.

'Resistance is all around us, and filmmakers from around the world are opening new windows on what justice means and how we can win it,' says Anne Paxton, festival director. 'These films connect us to each other, re-inspire our hopes and dreams, and reinforce our commitment to fight.'

Come for creative storytelling, filmmaker Q&As, and inspiration at the Social Justice Film Festival. Tickets are $7-15 at http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/and at the door. Festival pass is $75. Visit http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/ for complete schedule of films.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Immigration Night

Short films profile the struggle of refugees, life in a new country, their quest for asylum, and their intersection with human trafficking. Feature film Trails of Hope and Terror paints the story of historic U.S.-Mexican conflicts and economic forces that persist in the current crisis over the border, immigrant workers, and families. Sponsored by Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. (Nov. 16, 8pm @ University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE.)

The #Resistance and Climate Change
Watch short films by Our Children's Trust about 21 extraordinary youth plaintiffs who are suing the federal government in a landmark climate lawsuit, followed by the feature film This Changes Everything. A post-film discussion features Senior Attorney Andrea Rodgers of Our Children's Trust and Seattle teenager Aji Piper, a member of Earth Guardians' Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth and one of the plaintiffs. These young people claim the government is violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by causing climate change. (November 17, 6:15pm @ University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE.)

Whose Streets? Our Streets
This night of cinema, culture, and community explores the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, its intersection with other social movements, and the unique challenges facing Seattle's African-American community. (Nov. 18, 8pm @ Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St.)

The program includes:

8pm - Hell You Talmbout, a performance-art short film followed by a live performance of Northwest Tap Connection. The short film The Gathering tells the story of exonerees who spent years, even decades, on death row for murders they didn't commit.

8:45pm - Panel discussion with cultural critic and BLM organizer Darnell L. Moore, who helped lead the BLM Ride to Ferguson and developed the infrastructure of the BLM Network. Other panelists are: Reverend Harriet Walden, founder of Seattle's Mothers for Police Accountability; former death-row prisoners who have been exonerated; and moderator Tony Benton, radio manager and host on KVRU | Rainier Valley Radio.

9:30-11:15pm - Feature film Whose Streets? provides an unflinching look at the Ferguson, Mo., uprising after the death of Michael Brown.

Sponsored by the Northwest African American Museum. Ticket includes free admission to the museum.

American Circumcision
In American Circumcision, filmmakers shine unfamiliar light on the American practice of circumcision and the growing Intactivist movement. (November 19, 6pm, Rainier Arts Center, 3515 S Alaska St.)

Youth Visions
In Sunrise Storyteller a teenaged filmmaker, with funds raised online, travels to interview activists and organizers in Tanzania, South Africa, Thailand, Mozambique, and Canada to promote social justice and global citizenship. (Nov. 21, 6 pm, UW Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE.) Gold Jury Prize winner in the festival's 2017 Youth Visions category.

Native American Voices
In Honor Riders, Navaho and Hopi tribal members organize a symbolic motorcycle ride across the reservations to honor the memories and sacrifices of Native American veterans and fallen warriors. Winner of the festival's 2017 Tulalip Tribes Prize for top Native American short or feature film. (Nov. 21, 8pm @ UW Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE.)

Sponsors include Columbia Legal Services; CineCity Pictures and Occupy.com; Tulalip Tribes; McDonald Hoague & Bayless; ProForum; Books to Prisoners; 4Culture; KBCS; and The Stranger.

ABOUT US:
Now in its sixth year, the Social Justice Film Festival showcases bold and creative films that challenge injustice around the globe. Visit socialjusticefilmfestival.org.

Courtesy of Social Justice Film Festival

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Strong women take over Coriolanus
------------------------------
David Duvall presents 'The Kanreki Concert'

A benefit for Jewish Voice for Peace / Network Against Islamophobia and Organization for Refugee Asylum & Migration

------------------------------
Social Justice Film Festival brings the #Resistance to the screen
------------------------------
PNB'S Her Story a chance to see three great choreographers who happen to be women
------------------------------
Spectrum Dance Theater announces 2017/18 Season
------------------------------
ONE-NIGHT ONLY: Tricked: A Mostly Male Burlesque Show featuring Miss Exotic World 1995, Pillow
------------------------------
Seattle Humane - Pets of the Week
------------------------------
Burien Library and VietQ Greater Seattle to screen short film and host panel discussion about Vietnamese youth who identify as LGBTQ
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Gerwig's Lady Bird absolute perfection
------------------------------
Branagh's Orient Express a treat for the little grey cells
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1707 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2017 - DigitalTeamWorks 2017

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News