Science

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 am

Gene Siskel Film Center
Siskel Center From Your Couch Series
https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/cooked,

She read Eric Klineberg’s acclaimed book, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, and then Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand (BLUE VINYL) took a hard, personal, and often quirky look at the inequity of natural disaster, beginning with her family’s own experience of Hurricane Sandy. She ultimately zeroes in on Chicago’s shockingly inadequate response to the deadly July 1995 heatwave, during which the city morgue overflowed with the sudden deaths of 739 citizens, largely the elderly and people of color from the city’s impoverished South and West Side. This audacious look at natural disaster American-style starts with the stark premise that a zip code can be an accurate predictor of life or death when nature unleashes its worst. With increasing frequency and force, climate change sets the agenda for hurricanes, floods, heat waves, and such, but systemic neglect, deep poverty, and political expediency have already drawn the line between the survivors and the doomed, even before disaster strikes.

Stream the film here.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 pm

Virtual Screening on Zoom
Contact event organizers for online access to the film.
Post Screening Discussion on Zoom,

The Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies Venue will be hosting an online Meaningful Movies event for Cooked: Survival by Zipcode which looks at structural racism and the ways that it leads to inequitable disaster preparedness and response. The movie starts with a look at a drastic Chicago summer heat wave. This film raises important questions about how to prepare for any disaster. As we know, vulnerable people are disproportionately suffering from the economic impacts of the coronavirus so the themes of this movie are especially relevant at this time. Speaker TBD. See below for zoom log in information and for a tentative agenda.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:10 Speaker

7:10 - 7:20 Q and A and action items

7:20 - 7:30 Small Group Discussions (Yes, this will happen via Zoom!)

7:30 - 7:40 Report back and closure

Attendees are asked to view the film prior to the beginning of the event. Contact event organizers for online access to the film.

Zoom Meeting Info for Mt. Baker MM Discussion of Cooked

Time: Mar 26, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting (for video conference) https://zoom.us/j/187551935

One tap mobile +16699006833,,187551935# US (San Jose)

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aclTXPZnpE

Meeting ID: 187 551 935

 

MORE ABOUT THE MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT

The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that assists neighborhoods, groups and individuals organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film. Screenings are followed by conversations that have the power to build positive and meaningful community. We at Meaningful Movies are here to support Meaningful Movies groups. And now, with COVID-19 and social distancing, we are digitally supporting our groups, as well as creating opportunities for filmmakers to show their films at virtual screenings. We are currently educating our volunteers about this new and exciting opportunity, as well as reaching out to filmmakers. Please email us at info@meaningfulmovies.org if you have a film you'd like to suggest to our groups that could be showed online.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:30 pm

The Barn
Burn O Bennie
Banchory, ABD

Take One Action nurtures communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. Through film screenings, conversation and enquiry, we bring people together to inspire a fairer, more sustainable and more fulfilling world, in Scotland and beyond our borders.

More details here.

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