Social Justice Forum Events
First They Killed my Father - coming in June
Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family's home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps.
Summary : Based on the book First They Killed My Father - A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Directed by Angeline Jolie
Screenplay by Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung
We The People 2..0 - February 23, 2017
A visual essay from the Community Legal Environmental Defense Fund, about powerful threats to our democracy in the United States. The film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumping, drilling, and mining in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because corporate America has become a powerful oligarchy despite propaganda that says we live in the “best democracy in the world.”
Film Director, Leila Conners, joined the conversation via Skype after the movie.
This PACG Social Justice Movie Night was sponsored by the Economic Justice Forum, in collaboration with the Ecology Club of Davenport's West High School.
Taking Action 101 Was a Success!
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Next Social Justice Movie - coming soon!
Film Title: First They Killed my Father
Summary: Based on the book of the same name; by author Loung Ung. Directed by Angelina Jolie