Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Progressive Film Series: August 8, 2013

The House I Live In

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
POPPA ROLLO'S PIZZA
WEST-BANK MEETING ROOM
703 N.VALLEY MILLS, WACO
6 PM: PIZZA & BUSINESS
6:30:  FILM & DISCUSSION
RUNTIME:
108 MINUTES

 

Waco Friends of Peace has been wanting for a long time to show a film that addresses the catastrophe known as the War on Drugs.  We have been waiting to find a film that we thought would do the subject justice.  We believe that our August film does just that.  The House I Live In, winner of the Sundance Film Festival, has been widely acclaimed as the best documentary movie of 2012.

For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, cost over one trillion dollars, has made America the world’s largest jailer, and has damaged poor communities at home and abroad.  Yet drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever.  Where did we go wrong, and what is the path toward healing?  Directed by award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, The House I Live In goes inside America’s longest war to examine the effects of drug laws on everyone from the dealer and the grieving mother to the jailer and the federal judge.

Winner - Grand Prize Documentary - Sundance Film Festival - 2012

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Progressive Film Series: July 11, 2013

We Are Legion:  The Story Of The Hacktivists

THURSDAY, JULY 11
POPPA ROLLO'S PIZZA
WEST-BANK MEETING ROOM
703 N.VALLEY MILLS, WACO
6 PM: PIZZA & BUSINESS
6:30:  FILM & DISCUSSION
RUNTIME:
93 MINUTES



This exceptional documentary will educate us about an important world of which most of us have little knowledge.

The film traces the history of online activism and computer hacking.   It explains Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film presents live footage of actions, and it includes interviews with current members, members recently released from prison, others facing trial, writers, activists, and major players in various Anonymous "raids."  It outlines Anonymous' evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with global reach, the most transformative civil disobedience of our time.

**Winner of 8 Documentary Film Festival Awards**

"Essential viewing...The general spirit of authority-tweaking pranksterism is infectious." —The Hollywood Reporter. 

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