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Community Cinema at Soka University, Taking Root

Date: 12.01.2011

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Pauling 216

Community Cinema at Soka University – Taking RootAdmission: Free 

How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, earning Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), KOCE-TV (PBS) and Soka University of America are pleased to announce the third year of the Community Cinema series, which begins in September 2011. The largest public interest outreach program in public or commercial television, Community Cinema features a sneak peek of nine documentaries set to broadcast on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.  Community Cinema, in partnership with the Humanities Program and Student Affairs, screens films monthly from September through May.

After the screenings, Community Cinema features panel discussions with leading community based organizations, special guest speakers, information, resources, and other programming designed to help our students and our community learn more about the issues and get involved.  Faculty members are encouraged to incorporate these films in their class curricula.

For more information about the films and Community Cinema visit:  http://www.itvs.org/engagement

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