Past Events

Below is a list of films that have screened as part of the Social Action Film Night, held  monthly at Bella Union.

UBUNTU - Film Pilot & Project Launch

On May 28th Arts in Action is proud to help launch The Ubuntu Project; a project about people, stories and human connections. The Ubuntu Project is inspired by an African Philosophy; Ubuntu, which means “I am who I am because of who we all are”. BOOK TICKETS ONLINE>> Rather than viewing … Continue reading
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LA SOURCE - “One man's journey to bring clean water to his village in Haiti”

Arts in Action in partnership with Mindful in May presents a screening of LA SOURCE, the uplifting story of Josue Lajuenesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to fulfill his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village’s survival; clean water. … Continue reading
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WALK WITH ME "The personal creative act is political"

Arts in Action in partnership with Stillwaters Storytelling Collective presents “Walk With Me”, a feature length documentary about the power of art to change hearts and minds, save lives and bring about a revolution. Against the backdrop of historical moments of social change, Walk With Me follows three women who … Continue reading
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Rafea: Solar Mama by Mona Eldaief & Jehane Noujaim

Arts in Action in partnership with Do Good Radio and the Transitions Film Festival presents a screening of RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA, a riveting film directed by Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief, about a Bedouin woman’s journey to become a solar engineer, power her village and re-wire the minds of her traditional Bedouin … Continue reading
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ROOM TO BREATHE - A film by Russell Long about teaching mindfulness in schools

Arts in Action in partnership with Well School and Mindful in May  presents a screening of the documentary  ROOM TO BREATHE a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation– a self-regulatory technique that increases kids’ focus … Continue reading
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“WHO CARES?” a film about Social Entrepreneurs & the Launch of Do Good Radio/TV FREE EVENT!

Arts in Action in partnership with Do Good Radio & TV is very proud to host a community screening of the documentary “WHO CARES?” an inspiring collection of stories of social entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place. This evening is also the official launch of Do Good … Continue reading
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SHORT FILM NIGHT- Soul Biographies by Nic Askew & Just Be Frank by Elise Bialylew

The October Social Action Film Night @ Bella Union presents an exciting program of short films featuring Soul Biographies LIGHTER or DARKER – a soul shaking black and white film series by US filmmaker, storyteller and musician Nic Askew and JUST BE FRANK, a short documentary about a blind Jazz … Continue reading
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SPINNING DREAMS CAMBODIA - Fundraiser Screening for CARPETS FOR COMMUNITIES

Arts in Action in partnership with Carpets For Communities is very proud to host a special fundraiser film screening of Spinning Dreams Cambodia (Latenite Films 2011), which captures the spirit of adventure and humanity in an inspiring and moving documentary of a 400km journey across Indo-China undertaken by 9 young … Continue reading
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Australian Premiere WE ARE POETS a film by Alex Ramseyer-Bache and Daniel Lucchesi

The September Social Action Film Night @ Bella Union is proud to present the Australian Premiere of the award winning documentary WE ARE POETS a poignant and inspirational story of youth, art and freedom of expression. Join the Facebook event page Winner of the Youth Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest … Continue reading
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Event Round Up - Go Back To Where You Came From Public Screening

On Thursday 30th August a packed audience watched the finale of Go Back To Where You Came From at Bella Union. This month, the Social Action Film Night partnered with Amnesty International to present a public screening of the finale of series 2. Equipped with SBS reception, Bella Union provided … Continue reading
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