Upcoming POV Community Screenings

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Next week, library partners across the country will host free screenings of three films that represent the diversity and range of POV’s 24th season — Sweetgrass, Biblioburro: The Donkey Library and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.

Scroll down to see which libraries are gearing up for screenings and discussions of POV films or find screenings near you!

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

If a Tree Falls:
A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Ephrata, PA

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Monday, August 8, 2011, 6:00 PM
Come to a sneak preview screening! Follow the story of Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, as he faces life in prison for two multimillion-dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. This event will take place at the Ephrata Public Library, 550 South Reading Road. To find out more, call 717-738-9291.
To find out more about the film, visit POV’s If a Tree Falls companion site.

Arlington, MA

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library
Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 6:00 PM
Come to a free screening of the story of Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano, who was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. This event will take place at the Fox Library, 175 Massachusetts Avenue. To find out more, call 339-368-0608.
To find out more about the film, visit POV’s Biblioburro: The Donkey Library companion site.

Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass

Brownsburg, IN

Sweetgrass
Monday, August 8, 2011, 2:00 PM
Come to a free screening hosted by the Brownsburg Public Library, 450 S. Jefferson St. To find out more, call 317-852-3167.
To find out more about the film, visit POV’s Sweetgrass companion site.

Clinton, CT

Sweetgrass [link opens PDF]
Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 6:00 PM
This free screening is hosted by the The Henry Carter Hull Library [link opens PDF], 10 Killingworth Turnpike. To find out more, call 860-669-2342.
To find out more about the film, visit POV’s Sweetgrass companion site.

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Jamie Dobie
Jamie Dobie
Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.