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.



March 6th, 2018:

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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse
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From the filmmakers:
On a summer afternoon in 2006, James Chasse was stopped by three law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon. A dozen eyewitnesses watched in horror as they tackled, beat, kicked, and Taser'd James until he lay motionless on the pavement with 16 broken ribs and a punctured lung. He died in the back seat of a Portland Police car two hours later.

This documentary chronicles one man’s struggle with schizophrenia and examines the actions of the police officers responsible for his death, exposing a city grappling with accountability in the death of an innocent, unarmed man.

From the director, Brian Lindstrom
“Using interviews, personal writings, archival footage, official documents and depositions the film explores James Chasse’s life and the actions and decisions that led to his death. What emerges is an intimate and complex story of one man’s life, the struggle for his family to find justice after his tragic death, and a city and a system grappling with accountability.”


"Infuriating, tragic, heartbreaking and incendiary in equal measures...plays out like a horror film and leaves you absolutely breathless."
- AP Kryza, Willamette Week


If you are unable to see the trailer below, please use this link: https://youtu.be/gLjFJk2xbkQ



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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


Downwinders At Risk logo
Downwinders at Risk


Earthworks OGAP logos
EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project


Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling

Sierra Club logo
Sierra Club Dallas


Spiral Diner and Bakery logo
Spiral Diner & Bakery


Jobs with Justice logo
www.LaborDallas.org



CAIR logo
Council on
American-Islamic Relations



ACT logo
Animal Connection Texas



Amnesty International logo
Amnesty International
DFW & SMU Chapters


TCADP logo
Texas Coalition to Abolish
the Death Penalty

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Dallas, Texas 75233
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