Stories of Justice
By Mary Frances Comer
The Justice Council offered a month of movies at ERUUF during April, 2014 -- informative, award-winning and justice-centered movies that had a lot to be discussed!
April 11 – Chasing Ice ~ Fellowship Hall
Chasing Ice is an Academy Award Nominee film and has won over 30 awards at film festivals around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival’s Excellence in Cinematography Award and The Environmental Media Association’s Best Documentary Award. “Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change, but through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Chasing Ice reveals Balog’s beautiful, multi-year time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers across the arctic, all while delivering fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.” (Sponsored by our Justice Council)
April 18 - The Trials of Darryl Hunt ~ Fellowship Hall
Darryl Hunt was wrongfully convicted of crimes that sent him to prison where he served 19 ½ years before he was freed after review and exoneration. Hunt is now involved in the Innocence Project as well as his own group called The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice which is dedicated to “educating the public about flaws and race issues in the criminal justice system, advocating for those wrongfully incarcerated as a result of those flaws, and providing resources and support for those trying to rebuild their lives."
(Sponsored by our Task Force to Abolish the Death Penalty)
April 25 – Bidder 70 ~ Commons Room
Come celebrate Earth Day, 2014, by watching this award winning movie, Bidder 70, which centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, Univ. of Utah economics student (now UU) Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side.” (Sponsored by ERUUF's Earth Justice Team, ECO of The Community Church of Chapel Hill UU, and Transitions Durham.)