The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

CoSponsored by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center

Every month, at 7:00pm on the first Tuesday, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff screens a film focusing on an important social justice issue. We promise you'll come away inspired and ready to hit the road in your own quest for a better world.

The best way to make a difference in the world is to first learn how others have done so. Is there a film you'd love to see to inspire you? Perhaps you have that one movie that just recharges you before a social justice battle. If so, please share with us and we'll see about putting it on our list of films to show at the UUCOC First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival.

April 3rd, 2018:

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
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From the filmmakers:

When Donald Trump said, “This election is rigged”—he should know.
His buddies rigged it.

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge list that helped steal the 2016 Election.

Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election–a felony crime. The catch? Most of these “suspects” are minorities—in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential.”

Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters.”

They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his “lynching by laptop.” Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam. The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. “JP The Foreclosure King.”

Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as “The Vulture” and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording.

This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

"...a wild and woolly ride, peppered with moments of wry sardonic humor that would make Dashiell Hammett smile. There’s so much more I’d love to tell you about what Palast dug up. But then I’d have to kill you. So you’ll just have to see “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” for yourself."
- Paul Rosenberg,

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Link to a Pegasus News Article on the Film Festival
Check out Dee Stofko's Article:
"Oak Cliff church putting on social film series"
on Pegasus News.

Some of our co-sponsors
have included:

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The Dallas Peace & Justice Center

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Downwinders at Risk

Earthworks OGAP logos
EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project

Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling

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Sierra Club Dallas

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Spiral Diner & Bakery

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CAIR logo
Council on
American-Islamic Relations

ACT logo
Animal Connection Texas

Amnesty International logo
Amnesty International
DFW & SMU Chapters

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Texas Coalition to Abolish
the Death Penalty

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