COMMUNITY CINEMA

PRESENTED BY CFI EDUCATION

Join us for the new 2018-19 season of this popular documentary film series that brings people of all ages together for screenings and community-driven conversations. We invite local residents, school groups and organizations to learn about and discuss important issues and newsworthy topics. Meet new people, share stories, and join the conversation.

Admission is free, but seats must be reserved through Eventbrite

2018-2019 SEASON PROGRAM

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LIFE AFTER LIFE

MONDAY, SEPT. 17  •  NOON

Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they each struggle to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Grappling with day-to-day challenges and striving for success, they work to reconnect with family and provide for themselves for the first time in their adult lives. As their stories unfold over weeks, months and years, the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America is revealed.

Q&A immediately following screening
Guests: Director Tamara Perkins; Film Subject Noel Valdivia, Sr.

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DAWNLAND

MONDAY, OCT. 22  •  NOON

Follow the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., which investigates the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, Dawnland reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

Q&A immediately following screening
Guests: Antionette Fabela

Antoinette Fabela is of Ojibwa, Aztec and Mayo ancestry and lives in Auburn, California where she works as an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) CORE trainer, ICWA Qualified Expert Witness (QEW), advocate, and consultant. She has provided QEW training for the American Indian Resource Center in Oakland, the National Indian Justice Center in Santa Rosa, and other ICWA training for individual tribes in Northern and Southern California, and she worked as an Emergency Response/On-Going Native Services Social Worker in Placer County for 15 years.

Co-Presented with Museum for the American Indian
Located in Marin County and situated on a site of an actual Miwok Village, the Museum is dedicated to providing the people of Northern California with programs and exhibits that deepen understanding and appreciation of Native American cultures.

 

More films to be announced soon!

Free tickets to these community screenings are available ONLY through EVENTBRITE RSVP.
FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED  |  SEATING IS NOT GUARANTEED

If after reserving tickets you find that you or your group cannot attend, please cancel your reservation to allow room for others.