“Rooted in Peace” film

    May 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Jewish Community Center, Tucson
    Jewish Community Center
    3800 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718


    Rooted in Peace



    *This event will take place at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road*

    Featuring a post-film Skype Q&A with director Greg Reitman!

    “The new documentary Rooted in Peace challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world.

    Award-winning director and producer Greg Reitman (Fuel) invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence. The film relies not only on memoir, but also on interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, filmmaker David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others. Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s words, that if the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there’s going to be peace on earth, then everyone needs to experience that quality of peace within themselves. In asking viewers to do the same, Reitman poses the basic question: How do we want to live? Reitman’s journey is an example of transformation – how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life – and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole. (Dir. by Greg Reitman, 2016, USA, 97 mins., Not Rated)”

    sponsored by Loft Cinema, but showing is at TJCC due to renovation of theater 1. https://loftcinema.org/film/rooted-in-peace/

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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