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Community Cinema

Community Cinema Vashon is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Season film schedule. Mark your calendars for every 3rd Sunday at Ober Park Performance Room from 3:00-5:00 pm. Community Cinema Vashon presents films from PBS’s award-winning Independent Lens series through a partnership with ITVS (Independent Television Service). All screenings are free and followed by an moderated discussion. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to join others to view and discuss top quality documentary films about timely social issues. These are community building events where valuable connections are being made, ideas generated, and action taken. We hope that you will review the film material as presented on Vashon Movie News - and invite your friends to join you.

There are two films being shown in September from the bold new five-part PBS mini-series - Women War & Peace. This is the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in peace and conflict. PRESEASON OPENING SPECIAL EVENT at Vashon Library - Tuesday - Sept 13th - 5:30-8:00. Pray the Devil Back To Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. Following this 72 min. film there will be a few minutes for informal discussion. At 7:00 pm there will be a brief presentation by Patrick Baroch, ITVS National Community Cinema Coordinator about the upcoming season. He will also tell about the Women and Girls Lead Initiative and give information about ITVS (Independent Television Service) film kits for educators. We are honored to have this opportunity for you to meet and talk with Patrick.

At this time we will extend an invitation to community organizations for co-sponsorship of future films.

SEASON OPENER -September 18th - Sunday - Ober Park - 3-5pm. we will present the preview screening of Peace Unveiled. When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women in Afghanistan who are risking their lives to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table. Rev. Dr. Kathryn A. Morse, pastor of Vashon United Methodist Church, will moderate the after film discussion.

Community Cinema Vashon is hosted by We All Belong - FREE film & discussion - a project of Welcome Vashon. You will find colorful fliers around Vashon and announcements in local calendars. For more information on Community Cinema NW visit CCNW.TV or contact Jane Berg - - 206-567-4532.