Movies That Matter — The Raising of America

Event details

  • May 16, 2018
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

Doubleheader Community Impact Movies in May

Movies That Matter series collaborates with Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition, Door County Partnership for Children and Families, Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry, United Way, and UW-Extension.

Movies That Matter is teaming up with local community impact organizations, showing two movies in May at the Fellowship. On May 15 at 4:30 pm Written Off will be presented by the Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition. On May 16 at 4:30 pm The Raising of America will be presented by Door County’s UW-Extension Family Living Program and the Door County Partnership for Children and Families.

Written Off (2016, 78 minutes) chronicles the life of Matthew Edwards, whose addiction to opioids began at age 15, after being prescribed pain medicine for a minor surgery. Edward’s personal journals take the viewer inside an individual’s fight against opioids. His grippingly honest writing reveals the secrets he tried so hard to conceal throughout a decade long struggle to escape addiction. Written Off, a WI based documentary, combats stigma and humanizes the victim like the movie Philadelphia did for HIV/AIDS. A discussion after the movie will be led by Stephanie LaHaye the Community Impact Coordinator with United Way Door County.

The Raising of America (2014, 58 minutes) seeks to reframe the way we look at early child health and development. Looking beyond parenting, the film explores how social conditions, public policies, and inequities impact our youngest children. It illustrates how a strong start for all kids leads not only to better learning, earning, and physical and mental health, but also to a healthier, safer, better educated, and more prosperous community in return. A discussion after the movie will be led by Tenley Koehler, Family Living Educator of the Door County UW-Extension and Candis Dart from the Door County Partnership for Children and Families.

About the Movies that Matter Series: The film is part of the UUFDC’s monthly Movies That Matter series examining a wide range of issues. The free screenings are followed by a discussion. Donations to help defray the costs of public performance licensing are appreciated. The series invites consciousness and intellectual inquiry, which is philosophically in tune with Unitarian Universalists beliefs. The UUFDC Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For further information call (920) 854-7559.