Amnesty International Club Film Series for Fall 2012

Menifee Valley Campus, Room 927
28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee
 
Tuesday, September 25, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm - Working Women of the World is a critical and powerful documentary film exposing the treatment of garment production employees around the world. It follows the relocation of garment production from Western countries to nations such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent. Filmed in Indonesia, the Philippines, Turkey, France, and Belgium, the film puts these women's stories into the larger history and development of globalization. Aesthetically careful and theoretically rigorous, this film is critical and hopeful, and it also conveys a kind of dialectical communication between workers from overdeveloped countries and Third World countries.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - The Beautiful Truth: This documentary follows the journey of Garrett Kroschel, an animal-loving teenager raised in Alaska who, after reading a book by Dr. Max Gerson, is inspired to investigate its premise that diet can cure cancer and other diseases. Garrett travels across the country, visiting with physicians, scientists and cancer survivors to discuss Gerson Therapy -- and Gerson's claim that the medical industry has suppressed natural cancer cures for years.
 
Thursday, October 25, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm - Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). The film moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington and the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore goes into the homes of people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal...and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. (made in 2009) Capitalism: A Love Story also presents what a more hopeful future could look like.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 pm -6:30 pm -,9500 Liberty: Under pressure from anti-immigration groups, officials in Virginia's Prince William County enact a controversial measure requiring police to step up their efforts to identify and detain suspected illegal aliens. Filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park detail the turmoil that the new law stirs in the community, as well as the efforts of local citizens to resist what they regard as an unconstitutional assault on individual rights.
 
Tuesday, November 20, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm - Budrus: Documentarian Julia Bacha delves into the fraught world of Palestinian-Israeli relations in this amazing account of one family's leadership of a movement to prevent Israel's Separation Barrier from slicing the Palestinian village of Budrus in half. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat yet remain virtually unknown to the world.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm - Dead In the Water: How the Powerful Companies Tried to Privatize a Public Resource Around the World: There's a problem with the world's water supply. One in four people on earth doesn't have access to clean drinking water. Water and sanitation infrastructures are crumbling. We keep using more of it, yet continue to degrade and deplete it. Powerful companies spotted a crisis and saw a business opportunity. From Moncton, New Brunswick to Atlanta, Georgia and Buenos Aires, Argentina to Soweto, South Africa, the fifth estate's Linden MacIntyre investigates the results of the effort to privatize what many consider a public trust.
 
All movies are free and open to the public.
 
For more information contact Shahla Razavi at 951-639-5753 or srazavi@msjc.edu