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Portland Mennonite Church

1312 SE 35th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)
503-234-0559

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  • Friday
    Sep 29 2017
    Whose Streets Film Screening

    Join us September 29 for the season opener of the Peace of the City Film Series: WHOSE STREETS, a documentary about the Ferguson uprising. Co-sponsored by Don't Shoot Portland, this screening is free and open to the public.

    WHOSE STREETS When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis County. Grief, long-standing tension and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. In the days that follow, artists, musicians, teachers and freedom fighters stand on the front lines to demand justice. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military-grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new wave of resistance: a battle not for civil rights, but for the right to live.

    Directed by: Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis Year: 2017


    Dont Shoot Portland
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    In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

    Peace of the City Film Series
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    The PEACE OF THE CITY FILM SERIES. Films for resistance and justice.

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  • Friday
    May 26 2017
    Free premiere of ALMOST SUNRISE and live performance by Portland Peace Choir
    free

    Please join us for Peace of the City's FREE Portland premiere of the new film ALMOST SUNRISE and a live performance by the Portland Peace Choir! ALMOST SUNRISE follows two Iraq War veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. Along the way, they discover a lifeline. ALMOST SUNRISE is the first film to explore the concept of “moral injury” and offers an inspiring story of hope for recovery from the unseen wounds of war. “This film will save lives.”--Brian Kinsella, Founder, Stop Soldier Suicide

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  • Friday
    Apr 21 2017
    NATIONAL BIRD free film screening and discussion

    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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  • Friday
    Mar 17 2017
    DO NOT RESIST - Free film screening and discussion

    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
    Feb 24 2017
    The Armor of Light Free Film Screening and Discussion

    THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows a pro-gun Evangelical minister and the mother of a gun-violence victim through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens. This is the first in our free film screening series, Peace of the City, which shares powerful and inspiring stories of overcoming deep divides in the fractured political and social landscape of our time.

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