Type of event: Public Event
On February 7th , First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, NJ (FUSP) is fortunate to welcome New Jersey’s Women in Media-Newark and executive director Pamela Morgan to screen two wonderful films from last years festival. Red is a short film drama and Taking Root is a documentary. Please join us for some great films and discussion. The screening will begin at 11:30 am in the Stevens Room as part of the First Sunday Explorers.
Red is a short film, a compelling drama set in Texas about a young red-headed African-American woman coming into her own through a death in her family.
Taking Root is a fascinating documentary about Wangari Maathai, the first environmental activist and African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
Admission Free, All Are Welcome. For more information, call (908) 756-0750 or email info [at] fusp [dot] org
The Fisrt Unitarian Society of Plainfield, NJ has the honor of being chosen as one of the screening sites for the 2016 Women in Media-Newark Film Festival. They will screen films here on April 7- all these films are directed and written by women from around the world. Often the festival is the first time these movies are shown in public. Visit their website, Women In Media-Newark, for info on films and previous festivals.