ROOM TO BREATHE – A film by Russell Long about teaching mindfulness in schools

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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

“WHO CARES?” a film about Social Entrepreneurs & the Launch of Do Good Radio/TV FREE EVENT!

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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

SHORT FILM NIGHT- Soul Biographies by Nic Askew & Just Be Frank by Elise Bialylew

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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

SPINNING DREAMS CAMBODIA – Fundraiser Screening for CARPETS FOR COMMUNITIES

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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

Go Back to Where You Came From – Public Screening @ Bella Union 30th August

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Arts in Action in partnership with Amnesty International is proud to host a free public screening of the finale of the SBS Documentary “Go Back to Where you Came From” as part of the August Social Action Film Night. People are invited to come together at Bella Union on August … Continue reading

Bringing Together Melbourne’s Deaf Arts & Slam Poetry Communities @ the Australian Premiere of DEAF JAM

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The stage is set for this month’s Social Action Film Night! Come along this Thursday 28th June, for the premiere of DEAF JAM, an extraordinary story of courage, collaboration and celebration of sign language poetry that speaks to both the hearing and Deaf! Amongst an array of exciting guests for … Continue reading

Australian Premiere of DEAF JAM (28th June) “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”

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Arts in Action invites you to its June Social Action Film Night  for the Australian Premiere of the award winning documentary Deaf Jam by Judy Lieff – the story of Deaf teen Aneta Brodski’s bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. At her school, Aneta joins an extracurricular program to learn American Sign Language poetry. She and … Continue reading

Inspiration for the making of The Last Survivor – Interviews with Director Michael Pertnoy

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Filmmaker Profile – Michael Pertnoy THE LAST SURVIVOR THE LAST SURVIVOR screens 31st May @ Bella Union Source: indieWIRE  Your movie: In 140 characters or less, what’s it about?  THE LAST SURVIVOR tells the stories of Survivors of four genocides as they struggle to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of … Continue reading

Film Screening THE LAST SURVIVOR 31st May @ Bella Union

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Arts in Action invites you to its inaugural Social Action Film Night @ Bella Union with a screening of The Last Survivor, a character-based documentary that presents the stories of genocide Survivors from The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo. By presenting these stories of loss, survival, and hope side by … Continue reading

Monthly Social Action Film Night @ Bella Union

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Arts in Action currently hosts a “Social Action Film Night” at Bella Union Trades Hall on the last Thursday of the month May – November 2012. The monthly screening program showcases documentaries that serve to move, challenge and inspire social action on a personal and local community level. Films selected … Continue reading