Nov 17, 2010

Some upcoming powerful films

The holiday season is upon us and that means one thing: movies. This season is no exception, but I wanted to let you all know of some of the movies you will not be seeing multimillion dollar ad campaigns about.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday January 11th
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, 98101

A new film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world, communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm - an economics of localization. Seattle Good Business Network is proud to be a co-sponsor of the film's Seattle debut at Town Hall.

"Dakota 38--Rough Cut": Center for the Study of Justice in Society presents first public screening

Seattle University’s Center for the Study of Justice in Society (CSJS) is honored to host the first public screening of “Dakota 38 – Rough Cut” at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 in Pigott Auditorium. The film’s trailer can be seen at

In the spring of 2005, Lakota Spiritual Leader Jim Miller had a dream where he rode 330 miles on horseback. He eventually came to a river bank in Mankato Minnesota where he saw 38 of his own ancestors hanged. Jim soon discovered that he had dreamt of the largest mass hanging in United States history ordered by Abraham Lincoln in 1862. In December 2008, Miller and many others retraced the route of his dream on horseback as a means of bringing healing and reconciliation to all. “Dakota 38” is a feature-length documentary film by Smooth Feather Productions which tells the story of this 330-mile journey.

The CSJS is partnering with the American Indian Institute ( to bring “Dakota 38” to Seattle for this first ever public screening. The director of the American Indian Institute, Eric Noyes, will join us as will Miller, the Lakota Spiritual leader who inspired the film, who will speak about the film after the screening. A simple reception in the Pigott Atrium will follow the event. Tickets are FREE, but most be acquired through Brown Paper Tickets at

For more information about the Center for the Study of Justice in Society (CSJS), please visit

CONTACT: Gail Lasprogata.

EVENT TIME: 6:30 p.m.
EVENT LOCATION: Pigott Auditorium



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