Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard presents "Activized: It's the American Thing to Do"
Monday, June 22
5:45 pm Screening
6:30 pm Discussion
VENUE: Virtual (via Zoom)
Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. Suggestion: $5 Individual, $10 household. Registration includes a link to view the movie at your convenience and to participate in an online discussion about the movie on June 22nd.
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Please join us to view and discuss Activized: It's the American Thing to Do.
We will be joined by director and producer Eric Stange to talk about his experiences collecting the activists’ stories and making the film.
Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Movement for Black Lives.
WATCH THE TRAILER
“Activized” is a 36 minute documentary that profiles a handful of ordinary Americans who — for the first time in their lives — have left their comfort zones and become involved in gun violence prevention, voting rights and immigrants’ rights.
Interweaving their personal stories against the backdrop of the causes they fight for, we experience their motivations, successes and failures, their sacrifices, and victories. Above all, we celebrate these inspiring, courageous citizens for embracing one of the most basic of American traditions – dissent.
The half dozen characters in this film are everyday people, not politicians or celebrities. Some are young — one is 17 — others are middle-aged. They come from various backgrounds and regions. By interweaving their personal stories against the backdrop of their chosen causes – gun violence prevention, immigration rights, voting rights – this film explores the motivations, successes and failures, sacrifices, and most of all the contributions of this small sample of Americans who are practicing what has been labeled “constructive patriotism.”
More about the film at: https://www.activizedfilm.org
Upon registering, and again on June 22nd, you will receive a confirmation email containing a viewing and discussion link.
Meaningful Movies Project is partnering with Sky Pond Productions and the film Activized.
Eric Stange, Director/Producer
Eric Stange is an award-winning independent documentary film producer, director and writer who specializes in current affairs as well as cultural and social history. Recent public television credits include THE WALL and AFTER THE WALL – a two-part series about modern Germany; THE MAN WHO MADE WASHINGTON WORK – a profile of Republican icon James A. Baker III, and MURDER AT HARVARD that explores the process of historical inquiry through a compelling murder story (for PBS American Experience). He has been a research fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. He is a visiting fellow with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard is a program of Sustainable Ballard. The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that screens free documentaries within Seattle area neighborhoods. The screenings are intended to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and create positive change. Opportunities for discussion follow each screening.
Sustainable Ballard has partnered with Meaningful Movies to present documentaries in our neighborhood. You can check out our page at http://meaningfulmovies.org/neighborhoods/ballard/