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Friday
Mar 17
DO NOT RESIST - Free film screening and discussion
Portland Mennonite Church

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, DO NOT RESIST, the directorial debut of DETROPIA cinematographer Craig Atkinson, offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.

The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary, DO NOT RESIST puts viewers in the center of the action, from a ride along with a South Carolina SWAT team, to a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence,” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments. Ultimately the film explores a vast evolution of the culture of policing in America, highlighting a dire need for change.

“A snapshot of an infuriating disconnect between power players and disenfranchised targets.” – INDIEWIRE

"An eye-opening experience." – NEW YORKER

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Friday
Apr 21
NATIONAL BIRD free film screening and discussion
Portland Mennonite Church

Please join us for the Portland premiere of the stunning new film NATIONAL BIRD on Friday, April 21 at 6 pm, followed by discussion with Leah Bolger, former U.S. Navy Commander and first female president of Veterans for Peace! From legendary executive producers Wim Wenders and Errol Morris, NATIONAL BIRD follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone wars. Director Sonia Kennebeck’s first film gives rare insight into the drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary.

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