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Movies That Matter Presents: The Listening Project

“We’re number one! We’re number one!”

“War stands for We Are Right.”

Chants like these are heard across America at sporting events, religious activities and in schools.

Named Best Documentary at the Santa Cruz Film Festival in 2008, The Listening Project attempts to uncover answers to the question, “What does the world think of the United States of America?” To find out, filmmakers Dominic Howes and Joel Weber traveled to fourteen countries around the globe, listening to people. Individuals from all walks of life and myriad cultures freely express their stark opinions — both complimentary and condemning — of a nation that may not be loved by all, but leaves few lives untouched. One man said there are many good aspects of the US but it is like complimenting the delicious food served in the restaurant of a sinking ship.

You will not want to miss this film on Tuesday, May 15 at 4:30 pm.