Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

WEDGWOOD MEANINGFUL MOVIES: DIRT!

In honor of gardening season, Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents DIRT! The Movie (2009, 86 min). Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, this film takes a humorous but substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will return to. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

Please join us for the film’s showing, Friday, August 14, in Jubilee Hall at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Avenue NE . It’s FREE (donations for screening rights welcome) and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7 p.m. with a facilitated community discussion to follow. More information at www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org.

Meaningful Movies-February 13, 2015

Shady Chocolate Business

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7 P.M.WMM-flyer-February2015

Jubilee Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle

Shady Chocolate Business (45 min, 2012) is a documentary film about child slavery on the cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast and Ghana, about the multinationals in the chocolate industry that benefit from inexpensive cocoa beans, and about good-practices certification agencies that provide their seal of approval to some chocolate products. Some 800,000 children are estimated to work the cocoa supply chain. The documentary quotes an industry spokesperson who “asserts that the world’s biggest companies spend millions of dollars helping the children on the plantations to better lives–that more than 40 programs of education, the building of schools, hospital construction etc. are in operation in the Ivory Coast. But is this true? [spl.org catalogue].” Shady Chocolate Business will be paired, if license permission is granted, with a CNN documentary called Cocoa-nomics (25 min, 2014), a report from their worthwhile anti-slavery documentary series “CNN Freedom Project.” Valentines Day is coming up. Chocolate and now its sourcing should be on our minds.

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org/
Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition

Wedgwood Meaningful Movie 1/9/2015

FIXING JUVIE JUSTICE

Friday, January 9, 2015, 7 P.M. Doors open at 6:30PM

to be shown in
Jubilee Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle
(entrance at the NE 89th St. and 35th Ave. NE corner of the building)

Fixing Juvie Justice (57 min, 2013) is a documentary film about “restorative” or “transformative” justice. When youth are involved in conflict, harm, and “crimes,” are jails, prisons, and punishments the only options? “Fixing Juvie Justice” introduces us to some remarkable alternatives being used in Baltimore, Maryland and New Zealand. These alternatives are forms of “transformative / restorative justice” originating with the Maori people that we are just beginning to learn about, although they have been the practice of indigenous cultures for thousands of years. This new movement focuses on community building and criminal justice. Our discussion will consider what effect ‘fixing juvie justice’ might have in Seattle and King County.

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org/
Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies

Friday, December 12, 2014, 7 P.M.
to be shown in
(NOTE TEMPORARY VENUE CHANGE)
Nathan Johnson Hall
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle

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“HAPPY” (76 min, Roko Belic, 2011) explores ideas behind our most valued emotion – happiness.
““Happy” ponders contemporary happiness via visits with folks around the globe … as well as experts
armed with fairly concrete conclusions on the matter. …. Their results so far point in directions that
… Happiness increases the more one is physically active, performs actions for the benefit of others
rather than for oneself, and feels close to family and friends. Having the opposite effect are obsessive
pursuit of wealth, material goods, status and image. “ (D. Harvey, Variety, 2011). But that’s just the
start of the discussion.
Measure your own happiness index by taking this survey
http://happycounts.org/survey/GNH/WedgwoodMeaningfulMoviesHappy2014
prior to viewing the movie. Survey results will be be part of the discussion following the movie,
a discussion facilitated by Laura Musikanski, Executive Director ofThe Happiness Alliance, home of
The Happiness Initiative and Gross National Happiness Index. Laura is a lawyer, an MBA, and the
former Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle.
Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. The
film begins at 7:00 P.M with the discussion to follow.
More information at: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.