One in Seven Billion – Film Series

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Feeling insignificant? Of the over seven billion people in the world, each of us is but one. St Margaret's Church and Market Street Cinema have partnered to bring four world-class documentaries to the Central Arkansas public for discussion. This series explores how each of us has a role to play in the most pressing issues of our time. These four compelling works share:

The movies are: Do the Math,  Occupy Love,  A Place at the Table, and The Day After Peace. One will be shown each month on Sunday evenings at 6:20 PM. The dates are June 23, July 21, August 18, and September 15, 2013. It is no coincidence that world Peace Day is the Saturday following the last film. A twenty-minute discussion will follow each movie. Admission is free, but please RSVP using the Facebook events. Donations will be collected to benefit the organizations that produced the films.

The venue for these screenings is Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211.

Do the Math (June 23)

Do the Math from three-fifty dot org Do the Math is a documentary about the rising movement in the United States to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. While it is set in the United States, the math the film outlines apply globally.
"This is the biggest emergency the human family has faced since it came out of the cave. ... We have a moral catastrophe on our hands. ... What's at stake now is civilization itself. ... This is the only question that will matter in the long run."
Come prepared to be inspired by the movement, and bring a friend. Coincidentally (yes, it was unintentional), Global Power Shift begins June 24-30.

Occupy Love (July 21)

more than Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough — the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.
"The lover knows that more for you is more for me. We live in a time of record-breaking crisis, but it's also a time of record-breaking vision. Being awake is love, that's what it is. There is no love quite like that, the willingness to put it all on the line, for your neighbors, for future generations, for the rest of creation. How could this crisis be framed as a great love story?"

Occupy Love screenings are flowering around the world.

A Place at the Table (August 18)

A Place at the Table 50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts, ordinary citizens, and activists. Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides—as they have in the past—that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

The Day After Peace (September 15)

The Day After Peace The Day After Peace is the second award-winning documentary film from Jeremy Gilley, which follows his work towards a globally observed day of ceasefire and non-violence. But even after the member states of the UN unanimously adopt Peace Day, the struggle isn't over. As the years pass, there's not a single ceasefire. The voices of the cynics are growing louder — and now Gilley's non-profit organization, Peace One Day, is in dire financial straits. But he can't let it fail. The film's breathtaking conclusion finds Gilley joined by Jude Law in Afghanistan attempting to spearhead a massive vaccination against polio on Peace Day. Will peace prevail? Will lives be saved? Or were the cynics right? This film is a moving testament to the power of the individual and the perseverance of the human spirit. It is no coincidence that World Peace Day is the following Saturday, September 21, 2013. Who will you make peace with?


The following groups are graciously supporting us in bringing this film series to Central Arkansas:


We want to welcome as many viewers to these movies as possible, but our advertising budget is limited. Fortunately, these movies were intended to be spread virally through the Internet and social media. Therefore we encourage each person who views this page to Share the link with your friends by email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or other social media, and please "Invite" them to the event pages above. Even if your friends do not live in Arkansas, these documentaries should be promoted globally. Thank you. Please share our promotional picture.

We would also love it if you would "Like" the following Facebook pages: Just Communities of Arkansas, Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Arkansas, Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light, Market Street Cinema, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, and Friend to Friend on Climate.

A Bit of Nostalgia

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church began its ministry and had its first worship service at Market Street Cinema on November 3, 1991. We are still known to break out the popcorn machine from time to time at our permanent location at 20900 Chenal Parkway.

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