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Double Feature Documentary by Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker, Janet Gardner
August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on October 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Join us at the historic Burlington Friends Quaker Meeting House as we welcome critically acclaimed filmmaker, Janet Gardner for public screenings two award winning short films, beginning with Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries at 6:30 pm followed by Precious Cargo: Return to Vietnam.
Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries covers the revolutionary beginnings and contentious rise of Quakerism in England from the 1600’s to the present. American Quakers fought persistent uphill battles for the abolition of slavery, adoption of women’s suffrage, universal civil rights for African Americans, and world peace. Using nonviolent civil disobedience, the Quakers continue to carry their message of peace throughout the world.
Precious Cargo: Return to Vietnam: Born in South Vietnam, they were transported into American homes almost overnight to become the beloved sons and daughters of close-knit American families. Reunions and a trip to Vietnam 25 years later help them understand their history. In a story about connecting, we follow five of them on that journey. This is the last chapter of a war that tore two countries apart.