GLIDE Legacy Committee Presents: A Virtual Social Justice Film Festival
Date and Time: Thu, July 23, 2020 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
--Program (see below for film selections): 7:30 - 9:00 pm
--Q&A with filmmakers: 9:00 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $20 for streaming link
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Join the GLIDE Legacy Committee for an exciting, thought-provoking evening of
documentary shorts that demonstrate the resilience and grace of the human spirit.
These moving films embody the mission of GLIDE, which is to create a radically inclusive,
just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty
and marginalization. The GLIDE Legacy Committee has selected these documentary shorts
for beautifully reflecting GLIDE's values and message, which are rooted in transformation, empathy, and inclusion.
Hosted virtually by Pianofight, we will send you a link the day of the event.
To learn more about the GLIDE Legacy Committee, please visit:
SCREENING LINE UP FOR THE NIGHT
A man has died in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood in San Francisco where the average life expectancy is 20 years less than the city average. A local pastor, with a mission to honor the lives of those expected to be forgotten, presides over the memorial of the man in the SRO (public-housing building) he lived and died in. A community, all too familiar with their own mortality, gathers to give their neighbor one final send-off. Help support neighbors in the Tenderloin through donating to City Hope: https://www.cityhopesf.org/donate.html
For a few hours every Saturday, Dr. Marc Lasher and a group of volunteers provide free medical care and clean needles to IV drug users in Fresno, California. On a dingy old school bus, Dr. Lasher slices abscesses, bandages open wounds and counsels his patients, many of whom have turned to street medicine to avoid the stigma and cost of our failed healthcare system. Working with Dr. Lasher and addiction counselors across California, I came to understand that the biggest impediment to recovery is stigma, buoyed by the belief that addiction is a personal choice and not a medical disease. Harm reduction organizations
around the country are doing the hard work of transforming addiction treatment.
To learn more, visit https://harmreduction.org/.
"One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural"
Tasha Van Zandt
One Thousand Stories is a short documentary film by the director Tasha Van Zandt that follows the artist JR in the creation of his first ever video mural project, The Chronicles of San Francisco, which brought together over 1,200 people from all walks of life into one work of art.
Abuelos is a film about families fighting to stay connected in the face of huge systemic challenges. You can also support local immigrant rights organizations in your area and their allies. Orgs like United We Dream, the ACLU, and Families for Freedom are doing the good work to transform immigration policies by centering on the needs of immigrants themselves!
"St. Louis Superman"
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a critical bill for his community. Support 28 to Life, Bruce Franks Jr's non-profit that works to end gun violence by attacking it at the root cause: https://www.life28.org/
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|GLIDE Legacy Committee: Virtual Social Justice Film Festival|
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|Date||Thursday July 23|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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