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Community Cinema

Alaska Public Media has partnered with the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Student Activities to host Community Cinema screenings.  

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations such as Alaska Public Media and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on KAKM Channel 7.1 at 9pm. The acclaimed series features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers.

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Upcoming screenings:

Limited Partnership

Thursday, May 21 @ 7 pm.
UAA Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. A film about the Defense of Marriage Act and proposition 8, one gay couple, in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. Government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. All are welcome.  Join us for a lively conversation after the film and yummy refreshments.

Past screenings:

American Denial

Thursday, February 12th @ 7 PM
UAA Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall

Using the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, American Denial explores the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still impact notions of race and class today.

A Path Appears

Thursday, January 29th @ 7 PM
UAA Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall

A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Evolution of A Criminal

Thursday, November 6 @ 7 PM
UAA Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.

For more details, contact:
Christina Young
cyoung [at] alaskapublic [dot] org
(907) 550-8438