Community Film Series
KIXE PBS and The Shasta College Foundation Present Indie Lens Pop-Up.
ABOUT INDIE LENS POP-UP
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together—virtually and in-person—for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships.
Every season, there are hundreds of local events hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up partners across the country. Since its inception in 2005, more than 6,700 Indie Lens Pop-Up events have brought an estimated 400,000 participants together to discuss issues that impact local communities.
Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.
KIXE PBS and Shasta Equal Justice Coalition Present
“The Bridge Builders Collective”
When: Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00PM
Where: Old City Hall Arts Center 1313 S Market St
Join us for a free screening and discussion of “The Bridge Builders Collective”, a series of short films from Independent Lens that shed light on changemakers and their communities. The series offers an intimate look at trailblazing leaders across the United States and the impact of reform efforts, as they work to build better futures for their communities.
Along with the content created by Independent Lens, KIXE PBS had created portraits of local people leading the way for equity and belonging. Learn what drives their efforts and how we all can be creators of change.
Carolyn Nava Systems Change Disability Action Center
Ted Couch Shasta Equal Justice Coalition
Eddie McAllister Community Organizer
Elizabeth and Pedro Betancourt Oliview Farms
Following the premiere screenings, you’ll have a chance to talk with the local panel and meet with other people interested in the greater good.
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PREVIOUS SCREENINGS - RESOURCES
Love in the Time of Fentanyl Screening | Indie Lens Pop-Up
KIXE PBS, in partnership with Independent Lens, ITVS and the Shasta County Arts Council present “Love in the Time of Fentanyl”.
Join us for an in-person screening of “Love in the Time of Fentanyl” at the historic Old City Hall Art Center in Redding for a moving documentary about a supervised drug consumption site that gives hope to a marginalized community ravaged by the overdose crisis.
Join us after the film to learn how to deliver Naloxone and discuss the overdose crisis, our community’s response and the first responders who care for people who use drugs. Speakers include:
Raven Hoopes, Harm Reduction Specialist, Hill Country Health and Wellness, Dr. Kyle Patton, Shasta Community Health Center, Jill Phillips, Shasta Substance Use Coalition, Sergeant Aaron Hollemon, RPD and Susie Foster, CMO, Hill Country Health and Wellness.
Love in the Time of Fentanyl premieres on PBS’s INDEPENDENT LENS on February 13, 2022, at 9 p.m. The film will also be available on the PBS Video app.
Storming Caesar's Palace Screening | Indie Lens Pop-Up
KIXE PBS, in partnership with Independent Lens, ITVS and the Shasta County Arts Council present “Storming Caesars Palace”.
Storming Caesars Palace chronicles the life of Ruby Duncan, an activist who fights the welfare system and ends up a White House advisor. It all begins when she loses her job due to a workplace accident and goes on welfare, where she discovers firsthand the stigma and harassment by an overzealous welfare department. With Mary Wesley and Alversa Beals, Ruby joins a welfare rights group to fight for an adequate income, dignity, and justice. They, along with low-income mothers across the country, form the National Welfare Rights Organization with the support of George Wiley and Frances Fox Piven. Together they introduce a guaranteed adequate income campaign which, with feminist Gloria Steinem at their side, becomes part of the Democratic platform in 1972. When the Las Vegas mothers are slashed from the welfare rolls, they launch “Operation Nevada,” and lead an army 1,500 strong—including Ralph Abernathy and Jane Fonda—down the Strip into Caesars Palace, shutting it down. Later, Ruby forms Operation Life, one of the first women-led community corporations in the nation bringing medical services and meaningful jobs to her Westside neighborhood. From a boisterous protestor to a strategic organizer, Ruby wants lasting change, and President Carter appointed her to his Council on Economic Opportunity. Based on a groundbreaking book, Storming Caesars Palace spotlights an unsung leader and movement whose stand for America’s principles of justice, inclusion, and opportunity for all challenged notions of the “welfare queen” and continues to shape the calls for economic justice that ring today.
Storming Caesars Palace premieres on PBS’s INDEPENDENT LENS on March 20th, at 9 p.m. The film will also be available on the PBS Video app.
Free Chol Soo Lee Screening | Indie Lens Pop-Up
KIXE PBS, in partnership with Independent Lens, ITVS and the Shasta County Arts Council present “Free Chol Soo Lee”.
Sentenced to life for a 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement, which included Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans, helped to overturn his conviction. After 10 years of fighting for his life inside California state prisons, Lee found himself in a new fight to rise to the expectations of the people who believed in him.
Free Chol Soo Lee premieres on PBS’s INDEPENDENT LENS on April 24th, at 9 p.m. The film will also be available on the PBS Video app.
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