May 4th Meaningful Movie

Saturday, May 4
West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents
A Concerned Citizen
“Provides the viewer with both a history of how we got into this environmental mess as well as a roadmap for how to move forward. . . . Highly recommended!” –Anne Miller, South Seattle Climate Action Network
This film documents the work of Dr. Riki Ott, a whistleblower who predicted the Exxon Valdez oil spill hours before it happened and came to the aid of her Alaskan community in their battle to get compensation for their loss of health and income.

Recognizing the power of money in politics, she advocated for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and reform campaign finance laws. 

Taking the lessons she learned as an activist, she is now spearheading “Ultimate Civics,” a complete civics curriculum that empowers students to participate in their democracy. 

“It is my hope that as people’s health, livelihoods, and property are harmed by these extreme oil activities, people will understand the need to shift off oil to safer energy options and take action to achieve true energy independence. This is the movement that I see growing in all regions of our country.” —Dr. Riki Ott Directed by Bo Boudart; 2019 41 minutes Trailer: https://vimeo.com/322248970
We will also be showing a 7-minute animated video about the Green New Deal: “A Message from the Future, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”
6:30  doors open for refreshments7:00 – movie,followed by optional facilitated discussion  

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126 Bus numbers 21 and 128
NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

“The Secret of Change” Documentary Teaser

Just received a little note from our friends over at OWL Positive Broadcasting. SWS met with them as part of their journey down the west coast. Here is the teaser from their upcoming documentary “The Secret of Change”.

Hello Friends!

We have now finished filming, can you believe it!? Can’t believe how quickly the time has passed, seems like only yesterday we were staying with you guys in West Seattle. At the moment we’re in California staying with friends until we fly out to Mexico on Sunday, very exciting!
We’ve had an incredible journey filming with so many people and initiatives over the last few months and we have put together a very brief teaser (which you feature in) to give an idea of what is to come so I thought I’d share it with you.
I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to share with as many people, in as many ways as you please ;-).
We are beginning work on a crowd-funder as we speak and aim to have that completed by the end of the month so we’ll let you guys know when that launches.
With love and gratitude
Chris & Zoe