Santa Monica News
SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Public Library announced that it will be presenting “The Political is Personal” film series in monthly installments this summer.
The series will kick off on Wednesday, June 19, when the library will be presenting the first film of the three part series, “A Place at the Table.” The film is a 2012 feature that focuses on the fact that every day in the United States 50 million people struggle with getting adequate food and nutrition. Along with the fifty million people, one in four children the United States struggle with hunger.
The library’s series continues on Wednesday, July 17, with the 2012 film “We’re Not Broke.” This film deals with how U.S. lawmakers have been slashing the federal budget, thereby laying off public servants such as firemen and teachers, while large corporations have been storing profits overseas to avoid paying federal taxes. The film follows seven Americans who have decided to take action against what they see as an injustice.
On Wednesday, August 21, the series concludes with the film “Wonder Women!” The film develops and demonstrates the evolution of arguably the most famous superheroine, Wonder Woman. Beginning from the superheroine’s inception in the 40’s up to today with the attempted television series, the documentary ties Wonder Woman’s with society’s feelings towards women’s liberation.
The film series is free to the public and will be hosted at the MLK Jr. Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on the above dates.
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