The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

CoSponsored by the Dallas Peace Center

At 7:00pm on the First Tuesday of each month the UUCOC hosts free screenings of socially relevant films followed by a (usually intense) discussion of actions we can take.


May 6th, 2014:

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Blackfish

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center



If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/w2vG_Ifu4zg


Director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite combines shocking footage and emotional interviews in an exploration of the events surrounding Tilikum - a killer whale involved in the death of several people while in captivity. Blackfish explores the killer whales' extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, and the lives and losses of the trainers as well as the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.



June 3rd, 2014:

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Blockadia Rising:
Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center


Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade is an hour-long documentary film written, edited and narrated by Garrett Graham, an active participant of the Tar Sands Blockade in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade and features exclusive video footage shot by the blockaders themselves during the course of over six months of sustained resistance.

Blockadia Rising is just the opening chapter in this ongoing movement to stop the tar sands pipeline and halt the extraction of the Canadian tar sands.

You can read and see more of Garrett's work on his blog: garrettgraham.org/tag/blockadia-rising/


July 1st, 2014:

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Hairspray

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center



If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/kkzcNF-jlWw


Teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. This 2007 release of Hairspray is based on the 2002 Broadway musical, which was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film.



August 5th, 2014:

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Skid Row

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center



If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/fcPj3UPyShI


This documentary chronicles Pras Michel's (hip-hop star of the Fugees) very intense 9-day experiment living as a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles.

September 2nd, 2014:

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center



If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/Gl2Ia-Y3364


In this 2006 documentary, filmmaker Rick Ray meets with Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama at his monastery in Dharamsala, India. Rare historical footage is combined with hidden camera footage from within Tibet to create a film that is part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics. This film opens a window into the heart of an inspiring man.

October 7th, 2014:

T.B.A.



November 4th, 2014:

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5 Broken Cameras

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center


5 Broken Cameras is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. This deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements, follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval.

As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess.

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Link to a Pegasus News Article on the Film Festival
Check out Dee Stofko's Article:
"Oak Cliff church putting on social film series"
on Pegasus News.




Some of our co-sponsors
have included:

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The Dallas Peace Center


Downwinders At Risk logo
Downwinders at Risk


Earthworks OGAP logos
EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project


Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling

Sierra Club logo
Sierra Club Dallas


Spiral Diner and Bakery logo
Spiral Diner & Bakery


Jobs with Justice logo
www.LaborDallas.org



CAIR logo
Council on
American-Islamic Relations



ACT logo
Animal Connection Texas



Amnesty International logo
Amnesty International
DFW & SMU Chapters


TCADP logo
Texas Coalition to Abolish
the Death Penalty

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