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Film Festival

Enjoy fabulous movies from the comfort of your own home!

These films have been curated for your edification and viewing pleasure by our colleagues at Media Impact Funders and are highly recommended titles for our time. Grab some popcorn and settle in after your long day, when there is nothing left to watch on your list, and watch something great.

  • Crip Camp (Netflix): Which will be the film featured in our Clips, Conversation and your Cocktails scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 at 5:30pm Est.
  • The Great Hack (Netflix): Exploring how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as uncovered by journalist Carole Cadwalladr.
  • Whose Streets? (Hulu): A film created in collaboration with activists and community members in Ferguson, is a chronicle of the protests and social movements sparked by Brown's death, and follows three individuals who are drawn into movement leadership.
  • Infiltrators (for purchase on Google Play and YouTube for $3.99): A group of undocumented activists stage an audacious plan to gain entry to a for-profit detention center in Florida to stop deportations.
  • Dark Money (for purchase on YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime for $2.99): It's a political thriller that examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy- the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.
  • How to Survive a Plague (Amazon Prime): This shows the historic organizing of LGBTQ+ folks in the fight for adequate healthcare during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • American Factory (Netflix): In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
  • The Game Changers (Netflix): On the surface, it is a documentary about the benefits of a plant-based diet, especially for professional/elite athletes. On a deeper level, it is an animal protection film as well as an environmental protection and health/nutrition education film. What’s great about it, in the opinion of Forum member Animal Grantmakers, is that it backs up many of its claims with scientific evidence. Produced by one of the members of Animal Grantmakers, it is animal protection philanthropy in action.

Featured Filmmaker: Thomas Allen Harris

Thomas Allen Harris is a filmmaker and artist whose work across film, video, photography, and performance illuminates the human condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality. His deeply personal films – VINTAGE- Families of Value (1995), É Minha Cara/That’s My Face (2001), and The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2005), have received critical acclaim at international film/arts festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, FESPACO, Outfest, Melbourne, and Cape Town. His PBS documentary, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), examines how photography and the family album have be used as a tool for representation throughout history and was nominated for both an Emmy and Peabody, and won over 7 international awards including the 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary Film.    

Registrants will receive special access to his films via the conference platform.

Date & Time: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 5:30pm EDT