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 TerritoryCome Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, Fracking Stories, and The Hand That Feeds. 

 

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Announcing the 2020 Works-in-Progress Lab

The Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP) is a partnership between Cucalorus and Working Films that supports the audience engagement and impact strategies of social issue documentaries being made by Black filmmakers. The week-long virtual residency is a key program of the annual Cucalorus. Five filmmakers receive extensive community feedback during a series…

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Call for Media about the Racial Wealth Divide

United for a Fair Economy and Working Films are looking for short and feature length films that delve into the story of the rising income inequality, as told through the lens of Race. Media should touch on or complement the topics that United for a Fair Economy has focused on…

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Working Films, North Carolina NAACP &...

Working Films, the NC-NAACP, and state and local organizations from around North Carolina are partnering to present MORAL MOVIES – a four month series of award-winning films to jumpstart community dialogue and action on social, economic, and environmental issues relevant to the state. The series of free screenings will kick…

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