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All movies are FREE and open to the public! Meaningful Movies uses social justice documentaries to build community, raise awareness and inspire action on a wide range of social justice issues. An optional, short, facilitated discussion follows each movie. Most of these movies are attended by 30 - 60 people (the movies are publicized beyond this Meetup.) All movies are FREE (donations gratefully accepted) and open to the public. Please see the Discussions page for more information about Meaningful Movies.

Meaningful Movies are for people who have a passion about learning and/or discussing the pressing issues of our day. Please return here after attending an event and leave a comment about what you thought of the movie and discussion. Enjoy!

Upcoming events (4)

MOVIE: Paris to Pittsburgh

Mount Baker Community Club

This event is FREE and open to the public. Mt Baker Meaningful Movies presents: Paris to Pittsburgh From coastal cities to our country’s heartland, National Geographic documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh, celebrates how people are demanding and developing real solutions to the climate emergency. As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, many of us aren’t waiting on Washington, D.C. to act. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement — ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. View the trailer: https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/paris-to-pittsburgh-2/ After the film, there will be expert speakers to answer questions and offer practical policy solutions, including Jamie Margolin who is a national youth leader in the climate movement. The South Seattle Climate Action Network and other local groups will also provide info tables with opportunities for action. Co-sponsors include the Mt. Baker Community Club & Sunrise Movement members. As always, no tickets are required; donations gratefully accepted to cover the costs of screening. For more information, go to [masked] or MeaningfulMovies.org Special Guests: Jamie Margolin, national youth leaders in the climate movement. Sponsors: Mt Baker Community Club Sunrise Movement South Seattle Climate Action Network Zero Hour Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2147277702004144/ Meaningful Movies Project: https://meaningfulmovies.org/

MOVIE: Eating Animals

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This event is FREE and open to the public. Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard presents: Eating Animals Where does our meat come from? Eating Animals is the feature-length documentary adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s critically acclaimed book of the same name. The film reveals through intimate narratives what has happened to our country in the past 40 years as we have moved away from traditional farming communities to massive industrial farming complexes that produce a seemingly endless supply of so-called “cheap” meat, eggs, and dairy. What starts out as a simple question – where does our meat come from? – quickly takes us down the rabbit hole of today’s industrial animal agriculture and becomes an exploration of the ultimate stakes of eating animals, the destruction of farming, and the complete unwinding of the American mythos. View the trailer: https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/eating-animals/ Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard on Sunday, March 31st @ 7:30pm at Peddler Brewing, 1514 NW Leary Way, for a screening of Eating Animals. We invite you to stay after the film for a presentation and discussion led by Rachel Bjork. In 2000, Rachel got involved with the local group, Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN), and she has been an active member ever since. She has served on the Board of Directors for many years and is currently the Board President. Rachel feels compelled to fight for animals – human and non-human ones. Animals Rights Advocacy is where she has found her passion, her joy, and her purpose. Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Screenings are free, but we gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of acquiring the films we screen. Suggestion: $5. Special Guests: Rachel Bjork, Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/568648527292875/ Meaningful Movies Project: https://meaningfulmovies.org/

MOVIE: Paris to Pittsburgh

Keystone Congregational Church

This event is FREE and open to the public. Meaningful Movies in Wallingford presents: Paris to Pittsburgh From coastal cities to our country’s heartland, National Geographic documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh, celebrates how people are demanding and developing real solutions to the climate emergency. As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, many of us aren’t waiting on Washington, D.C. to act. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement — ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. View the trailer: https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/paris-to-pittsburgh-3/ After the film, there will be a group discussion, and arrangements are being made for a speaker. As always, no tickets are required; donations gratefully accepted to cover the costs of screening fees and site rental. Doors usually open by about 6, but definitely by 6:30 for the planned 7:00 start. Special Guests: Being arranged Facebook Page: https://www.paristopittsburgh.com/?fbclid=IwAR2l6b_fa6x942uPjoc-AEdL73tBU12eIqHzq_qBzB_INEd1aG1JpbyuXgk Meaningful Movies Project: https://meaningfulmovies.org/

MOVIE: Trickle Down Town

Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

This event is FREE and open to the public. Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents: Trickle Down Town This powerful film by Seattle filmmaker Tomasz Biernacke examines homelessness in Seattle. He visits homeless camps, conducts in-depth interviews with our homeless neighbors and those helping them. He provides concrete, simple steps that people can take every day to be a part of the solution to homelessness. Special Guests: Tomasz Biernacki View the trailer: https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/trickle-down-town-6/ Meaningful Movies Project: https://meaningfulmovies.org/

Past events (402)

MOVIE: Human Flow

Centilia Cultural Center

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