Terms and Conditions May Apply by Cullen Hoback

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Why should you care about privacy if you’re not doing anything “wrong”? Privacy is important, even if you think you have nothing to hide. It is the basis of free speech and a core value of all Americans.

People should have the right to draw their curtains or keep their email private. Corporations and the government should not be allowed to monitor our conversations and collect our financial, health and personal information. In a world with no privacy, people’s data gets mined and sold by companies. In a world with no privacy, law abiding citizens become suspects of the government. In a world with no privacy, low-income people face economic discrimination and advocates for free speech get their emails wiretapped.

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Interview with Cullen Hoback: http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/07/22/qa-terms-and-conditions-may-apply-director-cullen-hoback-on-the-attempted-death-of-privacy/#!sVinq

Monsters by Melissa Thompson

monstersScreening: Friday, February 14th @ 7:15 pm

An estimated 42 people a year have been killed in Chicago by the Fisk and Crawford coal-burning plants, two of the oldest remaining in the US. Leila Mendez, who has lived 4 blocks from the Fisk since she was 9 years old, knew nothing about this until she herself got cancer. She has since worked tirelessly to shut down these plants, which she comes to realize disproportionately affect people of color. Monsters follows Leila over several years – through triumphs and setbacks – and above all is testimony to the power of hope. “I was raised to believe in David and Goliath,”she says. “That you can slay the giant.”

Cape Spin! by Daniel Coffin

capeScreening: February 14 @ 9:15 pm

Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America’s most controversial clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm… But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power. With full access to both sides, a commitment to impartial storytelling and fueled by a satiric ‘revolutionary’ soundtrack, Cape Spin! is “a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy. It proves that environmental films can be crowd pleasers, and not at all just about the environment.”

http://www.capespin.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/movies/cape-spin-a-documentary-about-cape-wind.html?_r=0

 

Sea the Truth by Claudine Everaert

films_seaScreening Sunday, February 16th @ 3:30 pm

Sea the Truth is the second documentary of the scientific bureau of the party for the animals, which is the only political party in the World that represents animals. The documentary shows us the conditions of the oceans, which is shocking. In 2048 the oceans will be emptied, if we do not act today! Seen through the eyes of underwater photographer Dos Winkel, this documentary follows two marine scientists as they research his observations and come to the conclusion that we should not eat fish anymore. Not only are the oceans polluted but the fish we eat too. This and other issues such as overfishing, by-catch and problems in fish farms are addressed.

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