First Friday Films

REEL Social Justice SeriesFilms

  • Interesting people
  • Snacks & socializing 6:30 p.m.
  • Film 7:00 p.m.

 

The 2016-17 schedule can be found on our events calendar and is also below.

 

Fall Series:

Friday, October 7

This Changes Everything (89 Minutes)
Partner: Earth Justice and Escalating Inequality
Filmed on five continents and in nine countries, this film tackles the issue of climate change on a global scale. Based on a book by Naomi Klein, it focuses on the individuals on the front lines of our climate change crisis and how it connects to our global economic community.

 

Friday, November 4

God Grew Tired of Us (90 Minutes)
Partner: Immigration Issues , Lorraine Jacobs

In the 1980s, the Sudan government called for the death to Christian males. Nearly 30,000 boys escaped to nearby Ethiopia. In 1991, they fled to Kenya and only 12,000 lived to make it to safety at a UN camp. This film follows the journey of three of these boys once they arrive in the U.S.

 

Friday, December 2

More Than Honey (91 Minutes)
Partner: FFF Committee Choice

Hugely informative and visually a knockout, this film takes on the crisis of the extinction of our  bee population and why it’s so important to us as consumers and citizens of planet Earth. This documentary’s amazing footage shows the bees in flight and the complex industry of their hives and how extinction leads to environmental degradation.

 

Spring Series:

Friday, February 3

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (86 Minutes)
Partner: First Church Black Lives Matter

The slave trade didn’t occur only in the south. The north was also involved in the slave trade. Filmmaker Katrina Browne is shocked to find out her ancestors were among some of the biggest slave traders in the north.

 

Friday, March 3

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
(92 Minutes)
Partner: WomanSpirit          

Celebrate feminism’s second wave of the late 1960s and early 1970s. This film explores the women’s movement from the founding of NOW to fighting for reproductive rights and exposing the horrors of sexual violence.

 

Friday, April 7

Tapped (76 Minutes)
Partner: Common Ground

Tapped shows the assembling of bottled water from gathering the water to what happens to an empty water bottle, often focusing on how large drink-related corporations are part of the world of water and the environmental effects.

 

Friday, May 5

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

(90 Minutes)
Partner: Earth Justice          
Follow filmmaker Kip Anderson as he discovers one of the most harmful industries to our environment and animal agriculture and how it leads to greenhouse gasses, destroyed forests, pollution and  depleted waterways.