Join us for Get Reel, a PBS Documentary Film series, Wednesday nights this summer at the Chandler Downtown Library.
Chandler’s Downtown Public Library will present its free annual documentary film series this summer on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., beginning June 7 and continuing through July 12. The films will be screened in the Copper Room on the second floor of the Downtown Library located at 22 S. Delaware Street. The Get Reel film series is made possible by a partnership between Chandler Public Library and POV (Point of View), Public Television's premier documentary series.
June 7: Almost Sunrise. Two friends embark on a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America.
June 14: The Birth of Sake. Go behind the scenes at Japan’s Yoshida Brewery.
June 21: Dalya's Other Country. A family is displaced by the Syrian conflict.
June 28: Shalom Italia. Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany.
July 5: Kingdom of Shadows. A look at the consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war.
July 12: Tribal Justice. Two Native American judges seek a new approach to criminal justice.
Documentary films have the inherent capacity to engage viewers with their presentation of the commonly overlooked, the previously unexplored and the truly unexpected. These six films span from the regional to the global, while providing both insightful and vast perspectives on current conditions not presented anywhere else. While the documentaries frequently address issues (e.g., immigration, borderlands, war, education, environment, economics) that are seemingly without resolution, the indomitable human spirit prevails through each of these films. Another distinguishing aspect is the unpredictable nature of these documentaries, where viewers can watch these stories unfold without easily predicting what will transpire next. Challenging one’s notions or “mindset” (in the current parlance) by encountering different points of view can be a transformative experience and forward progress towards building a better world.