Rooted in Love: Eradicating Systemic Poverty
For Fall quarter (September, October, November, and December) look forward to a movie series, Rooted in Love: Eradicating Systemic Poverty.
First, watch the movie in the comfort of your own home. The movies are available from various sources, including the church. Contact the office to borrow a movie, with the exception of Rosie, for a two-day period.
Second, join the Adult Discipleship Committee for a discussion of the movie. The discussions are scheduled for 12N on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, via Zoom. That gives you time to get home, get your lunch and join the discussion. Please feel free to join the discussions even if you have not watched the movie– your contribution will matter!
Each movie portrays a different face of poverty. We’ll begin each discussion by considering these questions: What are the solutions to each situation? Are there solutions?
September 26 The Florida Project
Six-year-old Moonee, who lives with her mother in a cheap motel in Orlando, FL, is the face of poverty.
Available: Netflix, Streaming Multnomah County Library
October 10 Frozen River
In upstate New York, a working mother who is abandoned by her gambling husband who ran off with their meager savings lives in a double wide trailer with her two sons. They face eviction and loss of property for unpaid bills.
October 24 Rosie
A family in Dublin faces homelessness through no fault of their own. The situation of high rent and low inventory of housing is not just a Portland issue.
Available: Free with ads on Amazon Prime; Free with ads on tubi
November 14 Time Out of Mind
George is a homeless man who wanders the streets of New York City. How does one seek help from a system that demands a social security number that is all but forgotten? Available: Prime, Multnomah County Library DVD
December 12 Cesar Chavez
This biography of labor leader and civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez. What courage does it take to fight to improve laborer’s working conditions?
Available: HBO or Prime, Multnomah County Library DVD