[act-ma] Documentary & Discussion series.

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Fri Dec 15 12:45:47 PST 2017

Documentary and Discussion Series

Let’s watch eight good, important videos, then chat about them, and get to know each other.
Sponsor: Greater Boston chapter of the Green-Rainbow party.
Dates: 2nd & 4th Monday evenings, Jan - Apr.Time: 6:30-9:30pm.Venue: Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston st., Boston - 2nd floor.
Movie titles link to trailers.
Jan    8th:             Battle of Algiers
      In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. Jan 22nd:            We Still Live Here
    ...The amazing story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no Native speakers has been revived in USA. *Appropriate for children.
Feb 12th:             Hacking Democracy
     Voting machine corporations don't want you to see this. ...Proving that votes can be stolen without a trace culminates in a duel between the Diebold corporation's voting machines and a computer hacker. *Appropriate for children.
Feb 26th:             Ghosts of Jeju  
     The struggle of the people of Jeju Island, South Korea. ...Reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military Government of Korea, setting up a military base there.
Mar 12th:            Merchants of Doubt  
    Pundits-for-hire present themselves as scientific authorities on topics like tobacco, toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change. Documentary examines the discovery, history and results of this. *Appropriate for children.Mar 26th:            Act of Killing 
    Former Indonesian death-squad leaders reenact their mass-killings in cinematic genres including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.Apr   9th:            Matewan 
    A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.Apr 23rd:            Who Bombed Judi Bari 
    Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were falsely arrested for car-bombing themselves. They sued, claiming the FBI knew they were innocent but arrested them to try to silence them.
 *Most videos probably inappropriate for most children, except as marked*.
Discussion: Not centralized, many talk at once, you listen to who you want to.
Voting: After seeing and discussing each video, audience members may vote  on how good the DVD is. Average scores will be used to set award at the series end. 
 Best Documentary Award: given Apr 23rd, after video, discussion , voting and tabulation.


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