Film Screenings from the Third Coast Activist

Screening of Documentary “Blue Gold: World Water Wars”

Date: February 5, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Location: Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702

Blue Gold: World Water Wars” examines how humans are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting the limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing, and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars.

The screening is sponsored by the Humanities Institute at the University of Texas and the Austin Public Library.


– See more here.


Date: February 14, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Location: Women’s Community Center of Central Texas, 1704 San Antonio St. Austin, 78701

Mamas of Color Rising and the Women’s Community Center are hosting a screening of the documentary “We Always Resist: Trust Black Women” and a discussion on reproductive justice issues.

The 24-minute film provides a history of the struggle for reproductive justice, showing how black women have always considered reproductive rights and justice a fundamental part of how they defined liberation for themselves and their communities.

The suggested donation is $5. Free childcare is available, and there will be a potluck before the screening. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Donations will help young women of color on the Center’s staff and in the community attend “Color of Violence 4/Beyond the State: Inciting Transformative Possibilities,” a conference focusing on ending violence without relying on policing, mass incarceration, and restrictive legislation.

– See more here.

Screening of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X

Date: February 22 & Feb 23, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

The film will be shown in two parts, Saturday and Sunday nights, starting at 6 pm both nights.

Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, 78751

Spike Lee’s film dramatizes Malcolm X’s journey from street criminal to intellectual and political activist, including his time in prison, conversion to Islam, ministry with the Nation of Islam and falling out with the organization, pilgrimage to Mecca, reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and his assassination on February 21, 1965.

Denzel Washington was nominated for an Academy Award for his starring role in the 1992 film, which was based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a collaboration between Alex Haley and Malcolm X.

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