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|Documentary Screening - Where to Invade Next|
|Date||Saturday September 09|
|Time||1:30 PM - 3:30 PM|
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Niles Discovery Church
36600 Niles Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536
|Organizer/Author||Niles Discovery Church/San Jose Peace|
Filmmaker Michael Moore travels overseas seeking good ideas instead of conflict in “Where to Invade Next,” the free Second Saturday Documentary Series offering for September. The film will be shown September 9 at 1:30 pm at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd. at the corner of Nursery Ave.Added to the calendar on Thursday Aug 17th, 2017 12:08 PM
The director and on-camera narrator of such films as “Bowling for Columbine” and “Roger and Me” visited countries that have found solutions to social challenges, including healthcare, public education, and criminal recidivism. When he found an idea he liked, he planted an American flag to claim the idea for America.
Moore visits a Norwegian high security prison where the inmates have keys to their own cells, pursue certificate training courses or college degrees, and the guards carry no guns. Norway’s recidivism rate is 20 percent; the United States’ is 80 percent.
While taking a light-hearted approach to serious problems, Moore acknowledges, “The American dream seems to be alive and well everywhere but America.”
After the screening, a moderated discussion will be led by Peggy Elwell, co-coordinator of the Low-Income Self-Help Center in San Jose, an active member of the Santa Clara County Single-Payer Health Care Coalition, an organizer of the Economic Justice Film Series, and a semi-retired librarian.
The Second Saturday Documentary Series is co-sponsored by Niles Discovery Church and the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. For more information about this screening, see http://bit.ly/ssds1709.