Utah Film Center takes on current issues in this month’s free screenings

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The Utah Film Center is showing three amazing documentaries this month, for free!

Patrick Hubley, Director of Programming at the UFC, joined ABC4 in studio to discuss the films.

Hubley said this month’s films focus on major current issues and activism. Each screening will be held at 7 p.m. at The City Library (210 East 400 South). Here’s a breakdown of each documentary:

Chasing Coral- November 14

Explores how the changes in our climate are affecting our seas and leading to the mass death of coral reefs around the world. The director of the film will join the audience via Skype for a post-film Q+A.

Raising Zoey- November 16

November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  In honor of that day, the film center will be the film about a 13-year-old trans activist and her mother as they fight, together, against oppression and for Zoey’s right to self-identify. A post-film discussion will be held with transgender kids and their parents.

The Road Forward-November 28

November is Native-American Heritage Month. This film is a documentary-musical about the efforts of Canada’s oldest First Nations organizations – the Native Brotherhood and Native Sisterhood – who have been fighting for Native rights since the 1930s and have influenced First Nations activism today.

For other events and more information about the Utah Film Center visit https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/

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