The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

CoSponsored by the Dallas Peace Center

At 7:00pm on the First Tuesday of each month the UUCOC hosts free screenings of socially relevant films followed by a (usually intense) discussion of actions we can take.

A Special Event:
Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 2014 6:30pm

Presented by the Texas Organizing Project (TOP) and the First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival.

Luis speaks with Ted Cruz
Photo Luis Veloz speaks to Senator Ted Cruz

Critical State

Following the presentation (in English with Spanish subtitles), there will be a panel discussion with special guests Luis Veloz/Narrator of Estado Critico/TOP Mega-Member and Steve Love/President/CEO-Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council.

The film follows teenager Luis Veloz across the country as he examines health care availability - and lack of it - through interviews with those unable to afford insurance as well as health care providers. The experiences of these people goes beyond statistics and politics and touches the real lives of real people in an honest and poignant way. The documentary seeks to increase visibility of Medicaid Expansion and highlight opportunities for a Texas Solution for the 1.5 million folks who fall into the gap while encouraging people to take responsibility for their own health.

Critical State is a Univision film. Executive Producer, Keith Summa. Produced and Directed by Nina Alvarez.

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October 7th, 2014:

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Prayers for Bobby

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center

If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:

"Prayers for Bobby is essential viewing - a multi-award winning film you must not miss. This is what Hollywood can do so well when it wishes - to tell a great story, make people think and convey a thought provoking message - in this case one of tolerance, understanding and acceptance, making it one of the best LGBT themed films ever made. A very powerful, endearing film."
- Robin Leach /

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver stars in this emotional true story about a 1970s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept her young son Bobby being gay. What happens to Bobby is tragic and causes Mary Griffith to question her faith; ultimately this mom changes her views in ways that she never could have imagined.

Prayers for Bobby is being screened Courtesy of A&E Television Networks, LLC.

November 4th, 2014:

5 Broken Cameras film poster image
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5 Broken Cameras

Our co-sponsors for this film include 
the Dallas Peace Center

5 Broken Cameras is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. This deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements, follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval.

As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess.

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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 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

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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