At The Library This Summer: Build A Better World Film Festival
Jul 10, 2017 06:11AM
By Theresa Gilman
Build A Better World Film Festival
(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the Dracut Library.)
Join us as we view films that not only entertain but also have a profound message. All viewings start at 6:30 PM at the Library.
Queen of Katwe
Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confi-dence and determination she needs to pur-sue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
A lonesome widower and college econom-ics professor finds his mundane existence suddenly shaken up when he befriends a pair of illegal immigrants, one of whom has recently been threatened with deporta-tion by U.S. immigration authorities. Rated PG-13
I Am Sam
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a home-less woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. Sam raisers her, but as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limi-tations start to become a problem at school. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harri-son into taking his case pro bono. Rated PG-13
A United Kingdom
Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance tri-umphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history. Rated PG-13.
An Inconvenient Truth
A passionate and inspiring look at former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to ex-pose the myths and misconceptions of global warming, and to create public awareness on the subject. Rated PG
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dracut Library.