2017 Films

An Inconvenient Truth
December 19, 2017

Guest Speaker:

Bill Bradbury, Northwest Power and Conservation Council


Death By Design
November 21, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Kyle Wiens, co-founder and CEO of iFixit
Jared Wimp, Electronics Recycling technician, Garten Services


October 17, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Kendra Kimbirauskas, CEO Socially Responsible Agricultural Project


Harvest of Empire, The Untold Story of Latinos in America
September 19, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Joseph Orosco, Associate Professor of Philosophy Director of the Peace Studies Program at Oregon State University
Levi Herrera-Lopez, Executive Director, Mano a Mano Family Center
Joel Iboa, Coalition Coordinator for Causa Oregon


The Mask You Live In
May 16, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Alex Rowell, a psychology resident at Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Xóchitl Mota-Back, visiting assistant Professor at Willamette University’s Sociology Department


Before The Flood
April 18, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Kathie Dello, Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service
Angus Duncan, Chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission
Matt McRae, Climate Policy Strategist for Our Children’s Trust


Never Give Up!  Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice
March 28, 2017

Gaining Ground

March 21, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Elaine Velazquez, filmmaker
Barbara Bernstein, musician, composer, performance artist, and radio and video producer
Vicki and Charlie Hertel and their son Chris, farmers from Sungold Farms in documentary
Harry Salford and Willow Coberly, Greenwillow Grains farmers from documentary


Now Is The Time
February 21, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, filmmakers
Mike Huntington, M.D., organizer, Mad As Hell Doctors


We the People 2.0
January 17, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Ed Dover, Professor of Political Science at Western Oregon University
Ann Kneeland, Attorney at Law


2016 Films


Where To Invade Next
December 20, 2016

Guest Speakers:
Laurie Trieger, Family Forward Oregon, Regional Outreach Director
John Gear, Attorney, values-based law practice


REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet
November 15, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Christopher Ream, ReStore Director – Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Karen Guillory, Sales Representative
Kirk Seyfert, NW Hub’s director


The Brainwashing of My Dad
October 18, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Jen Senko, filmmaker
Naseem Rakha, author and journalist


Under the Gun
September 20, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Penny Okamoto, Executive Director, Ceasefire Oregon
Zicra Lukin, Volunteer Oregon Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense


Bikes vs Cars

May 17, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Doug Parrow, Dedicated Recreational Bicyclist
Angela Obery, Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates (SBBA)


The True Cost

April 19, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Ann Niederehe, One Fair Trade Founding Board Member
Jerry D. Gray, Professor of Economics, Willamette University


White Like Me

March 15, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Benny C. Williams, President of the Salem-Keizer Branch NAACP
Sandra Hernandez-Limelio, Program Coordinator for LUS Youth Organization, Mano-A-Mano
Paul Krissel, Co-chair of the Racial Justice Organizing Committee in Salem


This Changes Everything

February 16, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Bill Bradbury, Council Member, NW Power and Conservation Council, Former Oregon Secretary of State
Nick Caleb, Professor of Government, Concordia University and Climate Activist, Center for Sustainable Economy

Video link to Q&A session


Where Soldiers Come From

January 19, 2016

Guest Speakers:

Patti Jay, Program Manager for NW Women Veterans Connection
Gerald Pygott, Co-founder, Home of the Brave
Krista Rodriguez, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist/Military Sexual Trauma Counselor at the Salem Vet Center


2015 Films


Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

December 15, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director at the Center for Biological Diversity
Kerri Zemko, RN


Racing to Zero

November 17, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Diana Fuller, Producer
Robert Haley, Zero Waste Program Manager, San Francisco’s Department of Environment
Todd Irvine, General Manager for the Mid-Valley Garbage and Recycling Association (includes all of Marion and parts of Polk County, Oregon)


Ivory Tower

October 20, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Michelle D. Jones, Wayfinding Academy
Stephen J. Patterson, Willamette University


Merchants of Doubt

September 15, 2015

Guest Speaker:

Bill Gaylord, Attorney, Gaylord, Eyerman, Bradley PC


Do The Math

January 8th, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Becca Rast, US West Coast Fossil Free Organizer, 350.org
Amy Baird, Communications Manger, Renewable Northwest Projects
Kathleen Newman, Senior Policy Analyst, OREP


Private Violence
February 12, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Jayne Downing, Executive Director of Center for Hope and Safety
Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence


Pay 2 Play
March 12, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Ed Dover, Professor of Political Science at Western Oregon University
David Delk, President of Alliance for Democracy


The Human Experiment
April 9, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Angela Crowley Koch, Legislative Director, Oregon Environmental Council
Evelin Dacker, MD, VIDA Integrated Medicine


Fed Up
May 14, 2015

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jeanette Walker, a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Physicians for Social Responsibility
Jessica Short, a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator


2014 Films


Unacceptable Levels

January 9, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Joel Nigg – Director, Division of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University
Angela Crowley-Koch – Legislative Director, Oregon Environmental Council


Terms and Conditions May Apply

February 13, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Becky Straus – Legislative Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Matthew Kellegrew – BORDC Legal Fellow

The House I Live In

March 13, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Cassandra Villanueva – Director of Organizing and Advocacy, Partnership for Safety and Justice
Frank Thompson – Former Superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary


Deep Green

April 10, 2014

Guest Speaker:

Matt Briggs – Writer, Director, Producer


Feeding Frenzy

May 8, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Nancy Ludwig – MS,RD,LD, Integrative Dietitian
Dr. Michael Grady – Family Practitioner, McClaine Street Clinic


Triple Divide

September 11, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Melissa A. Troutman – Filmmaker & Producer at Public Herald Studios
Joshua B. Pribanic – Filmmaker & Producer at Public Herald Studios
Ted Gleichman – Sierra Club’s Beyond Natural Gas campaign



October 9, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Ivan Maluski – Director of Friends of Family Farmers
Scott Bates, Director of GMO Free Oregon


Citizen Koch Trailer

November 13, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Kate Titus – Executive Director of Common Cause Oregon
David Delk – President of the Portland Chapter of Alliance for Democracy and co-chair of the National Alliance for Democracy


Just Eat It

December 11, 2014

Guest Speakers:

Jennifer Rustemeyer – Film maker
Alan Pennington – Waste Reduction Coordinator Marion County Public Works-Environmental Services
Michelle Suess – Sustainability Director, LifeSource Natural Foods


2013 Films


Chasing Ice

January 10, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Evelyn Sherr – Professor of Oceanography, in the Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Department at Oregon State University
Ed Brook – Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University and studies climate history to understand how the earth system responds to climate change


Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

February 14, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Ken Roseboro – Called “the nation’s reporter on all issues surrounding genetically modified foods” by Acres USA magazine
George Kimbrel – The Senior Attorney for the Center for Food Safety’s Pacific Northwest office in Portland, Oregon
Kim Goodwin – Educates citizens about the harms that are occurring in our food system, and what they can do about it


Invisible War

March 14, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Myla Haider – Former criminal investigator, counselor, advocate, writer, and survivor of Military Sexual Trauma
Dr. Lori Daniels – The military sexual trauma psychotherapist for the Portland (OR) Vet Center


Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

April 11, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Donald Goldmacher – Producer/Director, is a longtime filmmaker, labor advocate, activist, and community psychiatrist with decades of experience observing, documenting and participating in social change
Russ Beaton – Obtained his B.A. from Willamette University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont University, all in economics


I Am

May 9, 2013

Guest Speaker:

Fariborz Pakseresh – Director of the Oregon Youth Authority


American Winter

June 13, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Chuck Sheketoff – Founder of the Oregon Center for Public Policy
David Cay Johnston – An American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting


#ReGeneration – The Politics of Apathy and Activism

September 12, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Courtney Dillard – Continuing education Instructor in the Communication & Media Studies Department at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon
Stanislav Vysotsky – Expert in social theory, race and prejudice, social movements, social conflict, hate crimes and hate groups, youth culture (with an emphasis on counterculture), popular culture, and deviance.


Symphony of the Soil

October 10, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Deborah Koons Garcia – Director, Writer, Producer
James Cassidy – Senior Instructor, Soil Physics and Organic Agriculture, Oregon State University


A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet

November 14, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Mark Kitchell – Producer, Writer, Director
Laura Stevens – Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign


Inequality For All

December 12, 2013

Guest Speakers:

Chuck Sheketoff – Executive Director, Oregon Center for Public Policy
Matt Cato – Director of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace for the Archdiocese of Portland


2012 Films



January 12, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Dave Gardner – Professional director for over 30 years. During his career he’s directed documentaries and other award-winning projects for a long list of Fortune 500 corporate clients and PBS.
Mike Swaim – Small business owner, with a Private Law Practice in Salem


Hot Coffee

February 9, 2012

Guest Speaker:

Mic Alexander – A servant of justice, with over 100 jury trials and 300 cases at the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court


Five Friends

March 8, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Kelley D. Strawn – Associate Professor of Sociology at Willamette University in Salem, OR, and the Chair of the Department of Sociology
Tim Buckley – Salem-based writer, editor and communication consultant
Jade Aguilar – Assistant Professor of Sociology at Willamette University in Salem, OR


Vanishing of the Bees

April 12, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Mike Rodia, Ph.D – Secretary for the Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association and he has been a beekeeper for 15 years
Carolyn Breece – Research Assistant at the Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab


Forks Over Knives

May 10, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Lynne Shinto, N.D., M.P.H. – Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Ob-Gyn at OHSU
Dr. Mark Walker – Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at Salem Hospital, and has served there since 2005


We’re Not Broke

September 13, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Karin Hayes – Producer/director
Chuck Sheketoff – Founder of the Oregon Center for Public Policy


The Happy Movie

October 11, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Roko Belic – Director
Erik Noftle – Assistant Professor of Psychology, B.A. degree in psychology and M.A. and Ph.D. in personality-social psychology


The Clean Bin Project

November 8, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Jen Rustemeyer – The woman behind the Clean Bin Project blog
Bailey Payne – A native of McMinnville, Oregon with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California
Alan Pennington – An Arkansas native who graduated with a BA in Biology from Hendrix College in 1982.


Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

December 13, 2012

Guest Speakers:

Erin Martin – Board certified physician who is passionate about helping people understand their health and make better choices that lead to a better life
Aaron Crane – Chief Finance and Strategy Officer of Salem Health, a large regional medical center, critical access hospital, and medical group practice, based in Salem Oregon


2011 Films


Processed People

January 14, 2011

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Craig McDougall, MD – Internal Medicine Physician at Oregon Health Science University
Dr. John McDougall, MD – Physician and Nutrition Expert – Via SKYPE



February 11, 2011

Guest Speaker:

James Cassidy – Soil Physics and Organic Agriculture Professor


The Nature of Cities

March 11, 2011

Guest Speakers

Chris Jones – Professor and Program Manager Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon
James Santana – Director of Sustainable Living Pringle Creek Community
Courtney Knox – Project Manager Urban Development Department, City of Salem


Killing Us Softly 4

April 8, 2011

Guest Speakers:

Professor Beth Rietveld – Director of the Women’s Center Oregon State University & Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence
Professor Amanda Littke – Social Movement and Activism, Women’s Studies – Oregon State University


Play Again

May 13, 2011

Guest Speakers:

Meg Merrill – Producer for Play Again
Dr. Katarina Cernozubov-Digman – Psychologist


The Last Mountain

September 8, 2011

Guest Speakers:

Bill Bradbury – Governor Kulongoski appointee to the NW Power and Conservation Council
Laura Stevens – Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign in Oregon and Southwest Washington


Unnatural Causes

October 13, 2011

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Michael Grady – Medical Director for the McClaine Street Clinic and for the Community Outreach Center
Scott Richards – Behavioral Health Division Director at the Marion County Health Department
Levi Herrera-Lopez – Executive Director of the Mano a Mano Family Center


The Economics of Happiness

November 10, 2011

Guest Speakers:

Helena Norberg-Hodge – An analyst of the impact of the global economy on cultures and agriculture worldwide, a pioneer of the localisation movement, and the articulator of the core ideas of Counter-development
Kerry Topel – Co-founder of Marion-Polk Move To Amend, an organization dedicated to abolishing corporate personhood, an educator and a recent resident of Salem, OR



December 8, 2011

Guest Speakers:

Michael E. ‘Aquadoc’ Campana – 2011 President of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources at Oregon State University, and former Director of its Institute for Water and Watersheds
Olivia Schmidt – Community Organizer for BARK, defenders of Mt. Hood National Forest


2010 Films

Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives, The Environmental Footprint of War

January 14, 2010

Guest Speakers

Peter Bergel, Executive Director of Oregon Peaceworks
Dan Shea, Executive Director of Education without Borders | Courage to Resist | Veterans for Peace
Kelly Campbell, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility


A Sea Change

February 11, 2010

Guest Speakers:

Burke Hales, Associate Professor, Oregon State University
George Waldbusser, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University


Manufactured Landscapes

March 11, 2010

Guest Speaker

Jennifer Baichwa, filmmaker.



April 8, 2010

Guest Speaker:

Steven Wa, Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon


Good Food

May 13, 2010

Guest Speakers:

Karl Kupers, Food Alliance certified grain grower; Center for Sustaining and Natural Resources Advisory Committee; The Food Alliance; Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association
Steven Perkins, American Baker trained with a strong emphasis on whole grain breads


Capitalism, A Love Story

Saturday, May 22 2010


Beyond Motor City

September 9, 2010

Guest Speakers:

Gerald Fox – Transportation Engineer for Portland’s TriMet
Allan Pollock – General Manager for Salem Area Mass Transit District
Russ Beaton – Economist & consultant to ODOT, Dept. of Energy and Dept. of Land Conservation


Soldiers of Peace

October 14, 2010

Guest Speaker:

David Hartsough – Executive Director of Peaceworkers based in San Francisco, CA. & Co-Founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce.



November 11, 2010

Guest Speakers

Julia DeGraw – Julia is the Northwest Organizer for Food & Water Watch.



December 9, 2010

Guest Speakers

Rebecca Shine – Producer of “Papers”, and an advocate for social and economic justice
Francisco Lopez – Executive Director of CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition


2009 Films


The World According to Monsanto

January 8, 2009

Guest Speakers:

Lisa Weasel, Associate Professor of Biology, Portland State Univ.
David Gould, Director of Technical Services for the Global ID Group



February 12, 2009

Guest Speakers:

Janet Ryan, Western Regional Director for the The Concord Coalition
Marks Thoma, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oregon


Addicted to Plastic

March 12, 2009

Guest Speakers:

Angelique White, Oregon State University
David Allaway, Oregon DEQ


Contaminated Without Consent

April 9, 2009

Guest Speakers:

Sue Koger, Willamette University
ReneeHackenmiller-Paradis, Oregon Environmental Council


The Accidental Advocate

May 14 , 2009

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Kevin Ahern, Oregon State University
Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Oregon Stem Cell Center


The Exonerated

September 10, 2009

Guest Speakers:

Ron Steiner, Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation
Curtis Edward McCarty, exonerated in 2007 after serving 21 years


Crossroads On The Columbia: Oregon Confronts America’s Energy Future

October 8, 2009

Guest Speakers

Bill Bradbury, former Oregon Secretary of State
Olivia Schmidt, community organizer, Anti-LNG Coalition
Dan Serres, Columbia Riverkeeper


Health, Money and Fear

November 12 , 2009

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Paul Hochfeld
Dr.Mike Huntingto


Garbage, The Revolution Starts At Home

December 10

Guest Speakers:

Bailey Paine, Marion County Recycling Coordinator
Amy Korst, GreenGarbage Project


2008 Films


Big Bucks, Big Pharma

January 10, 2008

Guest Speaker:

Maribeth Healey, Executive Director of Oregonians for Health Security



February 14, 2008

Guest Speakers:

Professor Aaron Wolf Ph.D., Geoscience Dept, Oregon State University
Peter Fernandez, Director of Public Works, Salem


Independent Intervention

March 13, 2008

Guest Speakers:

Alan Bushong, Director of Capitol Community Television
Nathaniel Cordova, Professor of Rhetoric, Willamette University
Courtney Dillard, Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies



April 10, 2008

Guest Speakers:

Professor Emily Drew, Sociology Dept., Willamette University
Professor Melissa Michaux, Politics, Willamette University
Trenton Jacobs, Urban Planner with Nathan Good Architect Firm


Uncounted, The New Math of American Elections

May 8, 2008

Guest Speakers:

David Earnhardt, Producer/director
Bill Burgess, Marion County Clerk


No films in June, July and August.


Transforming Energy

September 11, 2008

Guest Speakers:

Chuck Davis, Producer/writer/director, Throughline Productions
Christopher Dymind, Oregon Department of Energy
Dr. Carel DeWinkel, Oregon Department of Energy


Washington, You’re Fired

October 9, 2008

Guest Speakers:

David Fidanque, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon


Consuming Kids

November 13, 2008

Guest Speakers:

Ginger Carlson, author
Carl Bybee, founder of the Oregon Media Literacy Project


The Story of Stuff

November 13, 2008


Food Matters

December 11, 2008

Guest Speakers:

Nancy Ludwig, nutrition instructor
Suzanne Dixon, author, speaker


2007 Films


War Made Easy

September 13, 2007

Guest Speaker:

Peter Bergel, Director of Oregon Peaceworks


End of Suburbia

October 11, 2007

Guest Speakers:

Oregon State Representative Brian Clem
Sid Friedman, 1,000 Friends of Oregon
Matthew Arnold, Urban Planner with SERA Architect Firm


Future of Food

November 8, 2007

Guest Speakers:

Rick North, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Chris Schreiner, Oregon Tilth


Maxed Out

December 13, 2007

Guest Speaker:

Angela Martin, Director of Economic Fairness Coalition of Our Oregon


No films in June, July and August