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.


April 7th, 2015:

Nuclear Savage Film Poster
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The Nuclear Savage



If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/13i09gV7HRk

Adam Jonas Horowitz shot his first film in the Marshall Islands in 1986, and was shocked by what he found there, in this former American military colony in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Radioactive coconuts, leaking nuclear waste repositories, and densely populated slums were all the direct result of 67 Cold War U.S. nuclear bomb tests that vaporized islands and devastated entire populations.

Twenty years later, Adam returned to these islands to make this award winning shocking political and cultural documentary exposé titled 'Nuclear Savage;' a heartbreaking and intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for dignity and survival after decades of intentional radiation poisoning at the hands of the American government. Relying on recently declassified U.S. government documents,devastating survivor testimony, and incredible unseen archival footage, This untold and true detective story reveals how U.S. scientists turned a Pacific paradise into a radioactive hell. Marshall islanders were used as human guinea pigs for three decades to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human beings with devastating results. Nuclear Savage is a shocking tale that pierces the heart of our democratic principles.


May 5th, 2015:

Born To Be Wild Film Poster
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Born to Be Wild



If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/170ixM26aFA

Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.

This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. This film is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.


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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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