FILM: “I AM” – Saturday 3rd October

i-am-movieOur next film screening:  “I AM Documentary

Date: Saturday 3rd October
Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film
Where: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Synopsis

Tom Shadyac conducts interviews with scientists, religious leaders, environmentalists and philosophers including Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart, Elisabet Sahtouris, David Suzuki, Howard Zinn, and Thom Hartmann.

The film asks two central questions: What’s Wrong With the World? and What Can We Do About it?. It is about “human connectedness, happiness, and the human spirit” and explores themes including Darwinism, Western mores, loneliness, the economy, and the drive to war.

From the director of Bruce Almighty and Ace Ventura: Pet detective, comes a powerful and incredibly beautiful film.

Film director Tom Shadyac thought he had it all until something happened to make him realise he might have it all….wrong.

All Welcome  |  Refreshments  | Entry by Donation

Trailer

 

http://www.iamthedoc.com/

 

FILM: Project Wild Thing – Saturday 14th March

project-wild-thingOur next film night will show Project Wild Thing  ‘Reconnecting kids with nature’

How important are nature, wildness and free-range living for kids and adults to exist alongside an increasingly industrialised and technological society?

Date: Saturday 14th March, 7.30pm

Where: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1UR

Synopsis
Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

  • All Welcome
  • Refreshments
  • Entry by Donation

FILM: 97% Owned – Saturday 5th April

our-money-systemA documentary film screening about Money, Debt & Bankers (97% Owned)

Date: Saturday 5th April at 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1UR (map)

Money is at the root of our social and economic crisis. A debt-based monetary system that gives private banks the power to create money from nothing. Then millions of ordinary people suffer when money and finance systems breaks down.

The monetary reform documentary  97% Owned features interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers

Back in the 1930s, Henry Ford is supposed to have remarked that it was a good thing that most Americans didn’t know how banking really works, because if they did, “there’d be a revolution before tomorrow morning”
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/truth-money-iou-bank-of-england-austerity

Questions and Discussion

We hope to have guests from Positive Money Birmingham to help answer questions after the film
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All Welcome   |   Tea and Cake   |   Entry by Donation

More…

Positive Moneys Ben Dyson speaks on Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ngmjr
Ben Dyson, founder and director of Positive Money, tells how his disillusionment with mainstream economics led him to campaign for a proper understanding of how money works as the first step in fixing a failed banking system

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FILM: Gasland – Saturday 16th November

A documentary about Fracking – a controversial natural gas drilling method

When: Saturday 16th November, 7.30pm

Where: Quaker Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR
(http://www.quaker.org.uk/stourbridge)

  • All Welcome
  • Refreshments available
  • Entry by Donation on the door

Gasland is a 2010 American documentary written and directed by Josh Fox. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011, the film focuses on communities in the United States impacted by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as slickwater fracking.

More: http://one.gaslandthemovie.com/about-the-film