New Film Series at Indiana Theater!

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I'm writing to invite you to the screening of an exciting new film, 'The Economics of Happiness', showing Friday, February 22nd at the downtown Indiana Theater. This is the first in a series of films and discussions hosted by The Indiana County Center for Community Growth, a new citizen organization in Indiana focused on the economy, sustainability, and social justice projects.  The film series features a movie screening on the last Friday of every month - February to July - and includes a group discussion on how to get involved with issues locally.  

All films are open to the public. Admittance is a suggested $5 donation, and each film is scheduled for 7:30pm at the Indiana Theater in Downtown Indiana. Below is a description of the first four films in the series. 
'The Economics of Happiness' (2011), our first film in the series, explores the global economy and the focus on growth and increased production at the expense of the well-being of individuals and the environment. Featuring international voices, especially from women, the film examines how buying local food and goods contributes to a healthy local environment and economy. The Center believes that the objective of establishing a sustainable economy is relevant to the Indiana community, and that the film will provide a solid starting point from which to begin discussing ways of improving our local economy. Screening: Friday, February 22, 7:30pm.  Preview: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/  

'Triple Divide' (2012) documents the 18-month investigation by the Ohio newspaper the 'Public Herald' into the environmental and health impacts of shale oil and gas fracturing at the headwaters of the triple continental divide of north central Pennsylvania. The investigation exposes a multitude of recurring problems, from illness, to the fragmentation of forests, to the danger of contamination to rivers and watersheds in the entire northern Appalachia region. The Directors of 'Triple Divide', Melissa Troutman and Joshua B. Pribanic, will be joining us for the discussion of the film.  Screening: Friday, March 29, 7:30pm.   

'YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip' (2013) documents an unlikely group of artists and scientists on a yearlong road trip to find innovative thinkers and doers who are creating environmentally sustainable design and technology. Humorous, powerful, refreshing, and in all ways unorthodox, "YERT" takes an unexpected approach to finding environmental solutions, and opens our eyes to the creative potential of the individual to make a difference in the world.    
Screening: Friday, April 26, 7:30pm.  

'Urban Roots' (2011) ventures into the lives and challenges faced by residents of Detroit, Michigan to show how a new movement in community gardening can bring vitality and unity to a city struggling in the wake of industrial collapse. 'Urban Roots' is a poignant demonstration of the power of community and presents urban gardening as a new approach to restoring health and revitalizing the economy.    Screening: Friday, May 31, 7:30pm     

At each film a discussion will be held to generate ideas about how to begin addressing related issues in Indiana County. Representatives from local organizations will also be present to speak with interested audience members about their work in the community, and how others can get involved. Your participation in these discussions will be appreciated. Student attendance vouchers will be available.     

If you would like to become involved in planning the series, or if you would like to support this event financially, e-mail us at theindianacenter@gmail.com. You may also contact event organizers for more details:  

·         Lindsey Quakenbush, l.s.quakenbush@iup.edu  

·         Amanda Poole, pooleab@iup.edu  

·         Susan Comfort, Susan.Comfort662@gmail.com  

·         G. Smith, g.e.smith@gmail.com  

·         Rev. Joan Sabatino, joansab@comcast.net       

More about our upcoming films can also be found here http://theindianacenter.wordpress.com/ or at "The Indiana County Center for Community Growth" Facebook page.  Donations at any level would be appreciated and can be made at http://theindianacenter.wordpress.com/about/become-a-member/.  
   
Sincerely,   

Susan Comfort

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