Respect for Life Film Series

Starts: October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Ends: October 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Social Justice and Peace Committee is hosting a respect for life film series on the first four Tuesday evenings of October at 7 pm in the Chapel.

October 3:  The Good Lie   In 1983, the orphans of the civil war in Sudan, known as The Lost Boys, traveled nearly a thousand miles on foot, enduring unspeakable circumstances in search of refuge. Over a decade later, a humanitarian effort would bring thousands of these survivors to America. The Good Lie is the uplifting, true-to-life tale of four friends’ journey from their devastated homeland to the foreign world that is modern America, and the people who help empower them to begin again.

October 10:  The Other Son  When an 18 year old Jewish musician gets a physical in preparation for service in the Israeli Army, two families discover that he and a Palestinian were accidentally switched after birth. Both young men and both families were devastated.  The film traces their struggles to make sense of the new realities.

October 17:  13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States”  It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).

October 24:  Poverty, Politics and Profits More and more Americans are struggling to make the rent.  Each year an estimated 2.5 million people across the country are evicted.  In a joint investigation called Poverty, Politics and Profit, FRONTLINE and National Public Radio join forces to examine the crises in affordable housing, exploring why so few people are getting the help they need, and whether government programs designed to aid low-income Americans with rent are working as they should.