Amnesty International Club Film Series

Spring 2012
 
Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Rd, Menifee, CA 92584
Room 927
 
Movies Are Free and Open to the Public
 
Wednesday March 7
4:30 pm -- 6:30 pm
Tapped: The high cost -- to both the environment and our health -- of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. Americans may rethink their obsession with bottled H20 when they learn of the unregulated industry's willingness to ignore environmental and health concerns, and the problems that arise as a result.
 
Tuesday March 20
12:30 p.m. – 2:30pm
Rick Steves' Iran: Join Rick in this PBS documentary as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In this one-hour, ground-breaking travel special, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you’ll meet the people of a nation whose government has so exasperated our own.
 
Tuesday April 17
12:30 pm -- 2:30 pm
Dive! Living Off America’s Waste: Digging into the hidden recesses of the American food industry, this eye-opening documentary reveals the appalling amount of edible, nutritious goods that are thrown away -- wasted -- every day in a nation where millions of citizens still go hungry.
 
Wednesday May 2
4:30pm--6:30 pm
The Take: Following Argentina's economic collapse in 2001, 30 unemployed auto-parts factory workers marched into an idle Buenos Aires plant and refused to leave. This simple protest -- the take -- ultimately pitted the workers against their bosses, the banks and the Goliath of corporate globalization. Journalist and social activist Avi Lewis's documentary chronicles the workers' passionate mission to reopen the plant -- and restore their lost dignity.
 
Tuesday May 15
12:30 pm--2:30 pm
Crude Impact: Oil may have fueled the development of the modern industrial society, but as this compelling documentary explains, it's also triggered political conflict, greed, environmental devastation and an addiction to consumption. Director James Jandak Wood traces how the world has become dependent on fossil fuels -- a resource that someday will be gone -- and how little has been done to develop alternative energy sources.
 
For more information contact Shahla Razavi at 951-639-5753 or srazavi@msjc.edu