Tuesday Evenings - June 2006
Social Forum Film Series
7:35 p.m. - suggested donation $4.00
at The Magic Theater,
June 6 - LOOSE CHANGE (2005)
What if September 11th was not a surprise attack on America, but rather, a cold and calculated genocide by our own government? "Conspiracy Theory?" It's not a theory if you can prove it. This film is the follow-up to perhaps the most provocative 9-11 documentary available today. It shows direct connection between the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the United States government. Evidence is derived from news footage, scientific fact, and most important, Americans who suffered through that tragic day. 80 minutes. www.loosechange911.com.
June 13 - THE BIG BUY (2006)
"By the time we finish this poker game, there may not be a federal government left! Which would suit me just fine." - Tom DeLay, 1994.
Tom DeLay's self-stated goal was to "completely redesign government." This film is the story of how he did just that. It's the story of one of the most blatant power grabs in American history, and how a District Attorney in Texas turned out to be the biggest threat to the national DeLay Machine. The film is a warning about how easy it is for American democracy to be hijacked by a combination of relentless ambition and corporate millions. It makes the case that DeLay built a "custom-made Congress" that is still providing votes for his agenda. The Big Buy connects the dots between big money and big government. It's not a pretty picture. 75 minutes. www.tomdelaymovie.com.
June 20 - TROUBLED WATERS:
The Dilemma of Dams (2003)
Depending on whom you ask, the United States has between 75,000 and 2,500,000 dams. Many have outlived their usefulness. This film takes a personal, passionate, and controversial look at dams, where commerce is served but nature destroyed. Blending still photos with archival and new footage, the film considers environmental, cultural, economic, and spiritual arguments for and against decommissioning dams, arguing that dams divorce a river from its eco-system, thereby destroying biodiversity and the river's habitat.
Featuring legendary conservationist David Brower, Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit, and well-known Glen Canyon performer and activist Katie Lee, this film raises the question of how much economic value we should extract from our rivers before we've given up too much of the earth's wild beauty. 53 minutes. www.glencanyon.org.
June 27 -
OF COMMUNITY -
How Cuba Survived
Peak Oil (2006)
With the loss of Soviet oil in 1990, Cuba was forced to undergo an artificial "Peak Oil." This documentary explores how the island nation, through its focus on community, managed not only to survive but also to transform their entire society to a sustainable, low-energy-use system.
The goals of this film are to give hope to the developed world as it wakes up to the consequences of being hooked on oil, and to lift American's prejudice of Cuba by showing the Cuban people as they are. The filmmakers do this by having the people tell their story on film. It's a story of their dedication to independence and triumph over adversity, and a story of cooperation and hope. Several Cubans expressed the belief that living on an island, with its natural boundaries, breeds awareness that there are limits to natural resources.
53 minutes. www.communitysolution.org/cuba.
Bring a friend ~ Join our lively discussion after each film ~ Help spread the word!
The Social Forum Film Series at The Magic Theater is an independent film project that also supports other progressive educational events and activities in Nevada County plus provides many of our films to Madelyn Helling Library. Check them out!
We Believe That...A Better World
Is Possible Through Understanding!