KET hosts community film screenings
Friday, July 30, 2010
This August, KET is hosting four community screenings of Independent Lens documentaries featuring the stories of exceptionally strong women. The events, which will be held at the KET Network Center at 600 Cooper Drive in Lexington, are free and open to the public. The films begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, and a panel discussion with experts on that night’s topic will be held immediately following each screening.
The film series begins Aug. 5 with “Shadya,” a documentary about a 17-year-old girl who is a Muslim Arab living in Israel and a world champion in karate.
On Aug. 12, the Emmy Award-winning “Made in L.A.” follows three Latina immigrants on an odyssey to win basic labor protections.
Then, “Sunset Story” delves into the friendship between two feisty and free-thinking retirement home residents on Aug. 19.
Finally, the series finishes up on Aug. 26 with “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” (preview shown here) which tells the story of how a small women’s movement to plant trees in Kenya became a major political force powerful enough to bring down a dictatorship.