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Tue, Jun 04, 2013
7:00 PM

American Winter Screening

Join us on June 4th for the premier North Carolina screening of the award-winning documentary AMERICAN WINTER, a film that presents an intimate and emotionally evocative snapshot of the state of the economy as it is playing out in many American families.

Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions, The Defenders) AMERICAN WINTER follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, Oregon, the documentary puts a face on the country’s economic challenges, and highlights the human impact of budget cuts to social services, a shrinking middle class, and the fracturing of the American Dream. The experiences of the families in AMERICAN WINTER are a vivid illustration of what has been happening to families across America, and right here in North Carolina.

This event is hosted by the North Carolina Justice Center, the state’s preeminent voice for economic, social and political justice, and the Durham People’s Alliance, a local citizen organization committed to social and economic justice, quality public education, a healthy environment, people-friendly economic development, safe neighborhoods, and affordable housing.

We invite you to join us to watch this powerful documentary followed by a brief panel discussion about the state of economic mobility and opportunity in North Carolina, the current attacks on the safety net, and ways to get involved.

Doors open at 6:15.  The show will start at 7, with a brief panel discussion to follow.

** A donation of $10 is suggested.  You may bring this contribution with you to the event, or contribute online after registering. **

Event Location

Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701