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Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Once a month PBS in collaboration with Club Documentary, Dodge College and Student and Campus Life hosts a Community Cinema Screening at Chapman as an opportunity to come together, learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. These screenings are open to Chapman as well as local community members of the surrounding area. For more information please e-mail diversityequity@chapman.edu

Nov. 12 - "Love Free or Die"

Love Free or Die

Synopsis: In 2003, Gene Robinson became the first openly gay priest in a committed same-sex relationship to be ordained a bishop in any Christian denomination. But his consecration has brought the Episcopal Church in the United States to the brink of a catastrophic schism, and has resulted in threats of violence against Robinson himself (he wore a bulletproof vest to the elevation ceremony). But with his beloved husband Mark at his side, Robinson continues to calmly make the case that who you love doesn’t determine whether God loves you.

Feb. 18 - "Soul Food Junkies"

Soul Food Junkies

Synopsis: Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the upsides and downsides of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul Food Junkiesexplores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake.

March 11 - "Powerbroker"

Powerbroker

Synopsis: The Powerbroker follows Whitney Young's journey from segregated Kentucky to the national campaign for equal rights. During the turbulent 60s, he was a diplomat between those in power and those striving for change. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders, and responding to attacks from the militant black power movement. This complex tale explores the public and private trials of the man at the center of the storm.

Screening will be located in Argyros Forum 208.

April 8 - "Wonder Woman"

Wonder Woman

Synopsis: WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN!looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Screening will be located in Argyros Forum 208.

May 6th - "Island President"

Island President

Synopsis: Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.

Screening will be located in Argyros Forum 208.

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