Welcome to the MY100DayPlans film club! As with our book club, we will update this post with recommendations from our network of activists, educators, movers & shakers to help you Resist, Rebuild & Recharge.
We would also love to hear from YOU. Tweet at #MY100DayPlans or drop us an email if you have any cinematic suggestions. What movies have opened your eyes on an issue? What films inspire and inform your civic action? Which ones help ground you and keep you sane?
Make some popcorn, kick back solo or have some friends over and get informed and ready for action with these awesome films.
- Who is Dayani Cristal?
Watch: Available on Fandor: http://ow.ly/kWRg30aTTMG, iTunes: http://ow.ly/gVni30aTTNx and Google Play: http://ow.ly/7mmr30aTTOg
“Who is Dayani Cristal” stars Gael Garcia Bernal as he follows the footsteps of a Honduran migrant worker.
- All The President’s Men
Enjoy this film of intrigue and actual wiretapping chronicling the original “gate,” Watergate.
- The Great Dictator
Charlie Chaplin’s tragicomedy predicted the rise of Hitler in what Roger Ebert called Chaplin’s “most serious, most tragic, most human work.”
Learn more: https://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-film-preservation-board/documents/great_dictator.pdf
Documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis constructs a winding theory of unreality and politics. Excellent recap on the dynamics of “post-truth politics” and how to handle the madness.
Also, here’s a review of the film if you want a sneak preview.
Brilliant, fast-paced, award-winning, Oscar-nominated film by Ada DuVernay on 150 years of oppression in 100 minutes, making the links from slavery to mass incarceration and pointing out the massive and brutal impact of one short phrase in the 13th amendment.
Read a great interview with Ava DuVernay here: http://theatln.tc/2lPmXGo
Consider getting involved with #Cut50, a national bipartisan effort to smartly and safely reduce America’s incarcerated population by 50 percent over the next 10 years.