Social Cinema 2018 Schedule

The UW-Madison Havens Center’s Annual Film Series explores contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. The series is designed to appeal to a broad audience of students, faculty, and the general public who not only love film but are also interested in engaging in a discussion of significant social, political, and economic issues explored through film. Each screening is followed by a conversation led by a facilitator or facilitators well versed in the topic covered by the film.

Social Cinema is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, and is screened at the Marquee Theater, the beautiful state-of-the-art cinema in the new Union South, located at 1308 W. Dayton Street in Madison. The series is free and open to all.

Shadow World

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

SHADOW WORLD

Wednesday, February 21, 6:45pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)

Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Shadow World explores how governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defense contractors, arms dealers and agents are intertwined. Following the film, join a discussion led by Will Williams, Madison Veterans for Peace. 


Company Town

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

COMPANY TOWN

Wednesday, February 28, 6:45pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)

A grassroots movement challenges Citizens United, corporate power, and moguls of the “sharing economy” to stop gentrification and wrest back control of San Francisco’s future. Company Town shows how a grassroots coalition of unions, tenants, neighborhoods of color, and activists can come together to win. Following the film, join a discussion led by Rebecca Kemble, Madison Common Council, and Revel Sims, UW Urban & Regional Planning Department.  


Complicit

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

COMPLICIT

Wednesday, March 7, 6:45pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)

Complicit follows the journey of Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronics industry from his hospital bed to the international stage, confronting some of the world’s largest corporations, including Apple, Samsung, and Foxconn. Following the film, join a discussion led by Michael Rosen, Milwaukee Area Technical College, President, AFT Local 212/MATC. 


A Plastic Ocean

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

A PLASTIC OCEAN

Wednesday, March 14, 6:45pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)

In A Plastic Ocean, a journalist teams up with environmental activists and an international team of scientists, who travel to twenty locations around the world to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. Following the film, join a discussion led by Meghan Kautzner, UW-Madison Nelson Institute, and members of the UW-Madison Sierra Club


I Am Evidence

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

I AM EVIDENCE

Wednesday, March 21, 6:45pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)

All across America, thousands of rape kits sit in storage, untested, uninvestigated, and ignored, while rape victims are disregarded by the system that promises to bring them justice. I Am Evidence explores how and why this happened and how all of us can be agents for the changes that must be made. Following the film, join a discussion led by Nora Burnham, UW Rape Crisis Center.