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Social Justice Film Festival
9425 35th Ave NE, Suite E, Seattle, Washington 98115
7 Days. 37 Films. 5 Venues around Seattle.
With the theme of Hope and Democracy, this year’s films explore government by the people in the world today. Who belongs? Is it healthy? How are people shaping it and owning it?
Amidst turbulent times, our festival reveals the bright and most human moments. Sometimes they are flashes where creativity sparks activism. Sometimes persistence and perseverance are True North.
Come see what’s happening in the world. Prepare to be inspired.
JUSTICE IN IMMIGRATION
FRI Oct. 5 | 6:30 pm | University Christian Church
Join us for discussion and films documenting the changing lines of identity, immigration, and institutions. «Undeterred» is a documentary about community resistance on the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Afterwards we’ll talk with the Northwest Immigration Rights Project about steps they’re taking to protect immigrant rights, closer to home.
Sponsored by and benefiting the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
TRUTH TO POWER: Unapologetically Black Voices in Civic Leadership
SAT Oct. 6 | 7 pm | Northwest African American Museum
Join us for the documentary «My People Are Rising» and short film «Sincerely, The Black Kids.» Stay to discuss the impact of Seattle’s Black Panther Party on its 50th anniversary and the institutional challenges that black student leaders face on mostly white college campuses today.
Speakers include Aaron Dixon, founder of Seattle’s Black Panther party at age 19; local Black Student Union leaders; and Tony Benton, host of Rainier Valley Radio.
Ticket includes entry to NAAM’s exhibit “Power to the People: Seattle Black Panther Party at 50.” Sponsored by the Northwest African American Museum.
SAT Oct. 13 | 7 pm | Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe—the Tribe of Chief Si'ahl—welcomes you to the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center to view three short films and feature film «waałšiʔaƛin (Coming Home),» followed by a post-film Q&A.
These films tell the stories of Native Peoples reclaiming identity, land, and dignity. Watch Hope and Democracy in action as communities stand together in search of healing and a way home.
Sponsored by the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center.
Full program of films via the ticket link below.
Hope to see you there!