Revolutionary Optimists

"Activism In Progress" tells the stories of activists creating change in their cities across the globe. This unique new slate of documentaries will offer viewers the opportunity to see how immigration, environmental and social activists fight for the rights and lives of their fellow citizens.

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Paw Project

Paw Project

Tale of one veterinarian (Jennifer Conrad) and her crusade to repair captive Hollywood big cats' paws from the devastating results of de-clawing, plus her campaign against the financially-driven standard practice of de-clawing domestic house cats in California.

  • 2018-07-23T21:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-24T05:00:00-07:00
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City Dark

City Dark

"The City Dark" is a feature documentary about the loss of night. After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question: Do we need the stars? This question takes him from Brooklyn to Mauna Kea, Paris, and beyond.

  • 2018-07-28T02:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-30T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-08-07T05:00:00-07:00
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Heather Booth: Changing The World

Heather Booth: Changing The World

A film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, as well as a manual on how to become an organizer.

  • 2018-07-28T19:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-07-29T04:00:00-07:00
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Tapped

Tapped

"Tapped" looks into the bottled water industry and its long-term effects socially, economically and ecologically. The filmmakers focused on industry giants such as PepsiCo and Nestlé Waters, visiting a town containing a Nestlé factory as well as running tests on the bottles the company uses for its products.

  • 2018-08-06T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-08-07T06:30:00-07:00
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5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

“5 Broken Cameras” is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over six years of village upheaval.

  • 2018-08-12T19:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-08-14T05:00:00-07:00
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Fierce Green Fire

Fierce Green Fire

An exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Ashley Judd.

  • 2018-08-13T19:00:00-07:00
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