Saturday, November 1
West Seattle Meaningful Movies
in collaboration with
West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice
War Made Easy
War Made Easy exposes a fifty-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another, from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable footage of official distortion and exaggeration, from LBJ to George W. Bush, and reveals in stunning detail how the U.S. news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.
6:30 doors open for snacks and social time.
7:00 Movie 72-minutes, followed by community announcements and a conversation with military veterans.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The Healthcare Movie
(in collaboration with Healthcare for All, Washington)
Produced by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, this documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point in history they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50 in both countries are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the U.S. since the early 1900's to dissuade the American public from supporting national health care.
The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal heath care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.
Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must see this film.
Feature: 65 minutes
Our Films Begin at Seven O'clock
High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW (98126)
Bus routes 21 and 128
All our film screenings are free (donations gladly accepted).
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