Film Series Overview

Celebrate the power of people to make positive and lasting change in the world!
All films will be shown in the Comerford Theater (SC 126), are free and open to all community members and will have a lively discussion following the viewing.

Friday, February 21, 7pm:  Freedom Riders   
More than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. The film presents an inspirational and harrowing look at the challenge of non-violent protest.

Friday, March 14, 7pm: Two Days in October
The film shows the story of two turbulent days in October 1967 when history turned a corner. Told entirely by the people who took part in the harrowing events of those two days -- American soldiers, police officers, relatives of men killed in battle, protesting students, university administrators and Viet Cong fighters -- the film offers a window onto a moment that divided a nation.

Friday, March 21, 7pm: Made in Dagenham
When women learn that they are paid an appalling fraction of the men's wages for the same work across the board on the sole basis of their sex they lead a strike for equal pay for equal work. What follows would test the patience of all involved in a grinding labor and political struggle that ultimately would advance the cause of women's rights around the world.

Friday, March 28, 7pm: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Uniting in their faith and womanhood, women make a lasting impact on their nation’s future.

Friday, April 25, 7pm: If a Tree Falls
This film tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members and along the way it asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.