PAX CHRISTI FILM SERIES 2017

Meaningful Movies 2017! 

Presented by Pax Christi El Paso  
and the Peace & Justice Ministry of the El Paso Catholic Diocese 

3:00 p.m. on one Sunday of each month 
St. Joseph School Auditorium

(parking lot across from church rectory, 1315 Travis Street)
Admission: FREE  Information
: (915) 740-3962

 


January 8
- IMMIGRATION BATTLE
Why has it been so hard for Washington to fix our country’s broken immigration system? “Immigration Battle” explores the political realities surrounding one of our nation’s most pressing and divisive issues.

 

February 12 - FREEDOM SUMMER
Combining archival footage and photos with contemporary interviews, this film recalls the summer of 1964, when hundreds of activists, black and white, worked together to register African-American voters in violently segregationist Mississippi.

 

March 12 - BUDRUS
This action-filled documentary tells the story of a leader in the Palestinian town of Budrus who, assisted by his 15- year-old daughter, unites Palestinians and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction.

 

April 9 - THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
“An unsettling but ultimately encouraging documentary about global warming and grassroots activism.” (Variety)

 “It distinguishes itself among similar planet-loving docs by showing evidence there is hope in what can often seem an overwhelming bleak task to begin repairs to an industrial-damaged world.” (Toronto Star)

 

May 21 - CHILDREN OF SYRIA
The story of four children from families who survived war-torn Aleppo and try to start a new life in Germany. A deeply moving documentary.

 

June 11 - THUNDERHEART 
A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

 

July 9- POLICING THE POLICE
One of America’s most violent cities—Newark, New Jersey—is the focus of this documentary film that studies how police can do an adequate job of enforcing the law while respecting people’s rights and avoiding unnecessary bloodshed.

 

August 13- GUNNED DOWN: THE POWER OF THE N.R.A. 
Against a background of school shootings in Newtown and Columbine and the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, "Gunned Down" examines how the National Rifle Association uses its political power to stop gun regulation.

 

September 10 - REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM
Noam Chomsky speaks about the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few, tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most  wealthy at the expense of the majority.  Chomsky also looks back on his own life of activism and political participation.

 

October 8 - RACING EXTINCTION
Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose an international wildlife trade and other forces that could lead our planet to the loss of half of all species.

 

November 12 - WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
To see what the USA can learn from other nations, filmmaker Michael Moore playfully  "invades"  Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland to see what they have to offer. Some topics covered: worker benefits...school lunches...decriminalized drugs...low recidivism...health care....

 

December 10 - MOTHER TERESA
Olivia Hussey portrays Mother Teresa, who followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the dying and the abandoned children in the slums of Calcutta, challenging many authorities— including the church—along the way.

 

 
Information: (915) 740-3962
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