Friday, March 21, 2008

Film Series Spring 2008

Madonna University, Schoolcraft & Levan

All films shown at 7 p.m.

Donation: $5.00 per event. Parking in large, free, well-lighted lot.

“WAR MADE EASY” April 18 Click Here for trailer. This film shows that since the Vietnam era, the corporate media has played an integral part in building public support for military adventures. (Narrated by Sean Penn and features Norman Solomon). Science Lecture Hall

“BELOVED COMMUNITY” April 25 Hitting close to home, this film looks at Sarnia, Ontario who faces the toxic legacy of Canada’s petrochemical industry. Sure to generate discussion around the questions of how industrial communities can arrive at a healthy balance between a community’s economic livelihood and health and environmental impact. Science Lecture Hall

“AMERICAN BLACKOUT” May 2 A 2006 Sundance Film Festival winner, this film examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence voices of political dissent. Just in time for the 2008 election, this film chronicles the recurring patterns of voter disenfranchisement while following the story of former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Kresge Hall

“THE BIG SELLOUT” May 9 This political documentary depicts the stories of the everyday life of those who have to deal with the effects of privatization failures. Basic public services such as water supply, electricity, public transportation, and even health care are examined. Kresge Hall

PRESS RELEASE March 10, 2008



Livonia—Charlie King, “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our

time, according to folk legend Pete Seeger, will perform Saturday, April 5th at

Unity Church of Livonia.

A musical storyteller and satirist for 40 years, King sings and writes passionately

about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. As one of the pillars of American folk

music, his songs have been sung and recorded by other famous artists such as Pete

Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, Chad Mitchell, and Judy Small.

King and his partner, Karen Brandow, have been performing together in support

of numerous groups working for peace, human rights, and alternatives to violence. She

will not be accompanying him for this performance.

Peace Action of Michigan and the Livonia based Citizens for Peace are hosting

King as a fund raising event. Both groups have a combined membership that covers

most of Southeastern Michigan.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Students, $10. The performance

begins at 7 p.m. Unity of Livonia is on Five Mile Road between Middlebelt and Inkster


For tickets or additional information, please call 248 548 3920 or 734 425 0079.

Submitted by Colleen Mills, 734 425 0079