– April 1, 2013 –
WASHINGTON – Ecumenical Advocacy Days is pleased to announce five film screening options during EAD 2103, “At God’s Table: Food Justice for a Healthy World.”
Friday, April 5
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Two Film Screenings about Torture and Solitary Confinement:
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT)will show two short films following NRCAT’s strategy session starting at 2pm, to which all are invited. At 4pm, Solitary Confinement: Torture in your Backyard, gives a voice to the thousands of prisonersheld in solitary confinement cells across the country. You will hear from survivors of solitary confinement, including Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers arrested in Iran, who was held in solitary confinement for 14 months. And at 4:30pm, Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever, describes the use of torture by the U.S. government after 9/11, and portrays the lasting effects on the survivors of torture around the world, offers perspectives from a variety of faiths, and addresses how positive depictions of torture in popular entertainment are misleading at best.
Saturday, April 6
A Place at the Table
Sponsored by Bread for the World; Discussion Led by Barbie Izquierdo who is featured in the film
Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calo-ries her hardworking mother can afford. A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all.
Sunday, April 7
9:00 p.m. Two Film Options:
We’re Not Broke
Discussion Led by Jasmine Huggins, Senior Advocacy Office, Church World Service
America is in the grip of a economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off teachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations are making record profits. “We’re Not Broke” is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans, take their frustration to the streets.
Trigger: The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence — A project of the PC (U.S.A.)
Discussion Led David Barnhart, an award winning Producer, Director, and documentary filmmaker for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
In the United States more than 30,000 people are killed every year by gun violence; more are wounded. The disaster caused by gun violence is seen in almost every commu-nity. We may hear briefly about the victims and survivors of these shootings, but what happens after the media attention moves on and the wider public becomes numb to “just another shooting?” TRIGGER: The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence shares the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities and examines the “ripple effect” that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community and a society.