Recap of Meaningful Movies

What a week! I think this was our most powerful showing yet. It was amazing to have Holly Yasui, the filmmaker, there to answer questions and inspire us. I may be biased as this story is important in my own family history (see my grandma’s picture below from the concentration camp in Jerome, AK) but we had the largest turnout yet and great participation from Mrs. Uhacz’s high school students. Several times the students asked in various ways “what can we do to fight back when we see an injustice?” Answers from the audience ranged from getting involved in direct action to stopping and considering what your gift is to contribute. Rheta Rubenstein talked about using the arts to get your message heard, our moderator Chris Dudley suggested stopping and having a “good think” before deciding how to get involved which per Kathy Winters of FYI98642 involves first putting away your iPhone!

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park is showing Shadows of Liberty on 11/9 at 5:30 pm. It presents the true story of today’s disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media and government that they don’t want you to see.
Up next for us here in Ridgefield on Thanksgiving Eve (11/22) is “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. This is Al Gore’s follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth”. To learn more check out this New York Times review.
The big news is that we will have Ridgefield’s own Marc Rappaport who has is an innovator in renewable energies and has designed geothermal-solar systems and biomass power projects. I am excited to learn more about his work after the film.
The film will start at 7 pm, doors at 6:15 pm. Please consider taking a break from Thanksgiving prep and bringing your relatives down to the Old Liberty! Stay up late with us and talk about our changing climate and what we can do about it.
   Contributed by Megan Dudley

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