Connecting Civic Engagement and Social Justice with Film
Civics of Justice is a series of film screenings and dialogues that was developed by Working Films and Democracy North Carolina in 2015 to help communities develop a deeper analysis of the relationship between civic engagement and social issues, including criminal justice and policing, environmental and economic justice.
The series highlighted topics that have been hotly debated across the country, in the NC state legislature and in our local communities. These issues were spotlighted in the films and discussed in interactive post-screening programs designed to offer a forum for community members to share their perspectives, identify common ground, and discuss potential solutions to the problems at hand.
The month long screening series brought films to ten cities across North Carolina. Films in the series included: Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory; Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, Fracking Stories, and The Hand That Feeds.