LLI is pleased to repeat this popular summer series - join us at 10:00 am each Wednesday to view a wide range of interesting documentaries in a cool classroom and then discuss over lunch some questions and issues raised as a result. View your options below and register by either purchasing online or calling the LLI office at 941-637-3533.
NOTE: August is the last month for this summer's series.
Now make your choices and learn — just for the fun of it!
August DOCUMENTARY + LUNCH SERIES
August 2. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm “Islam: Empire of Faith” (Episode 1 of 3 – The Messenger) Classroom D107
What is Islam? Who is Muhammad? This is the first of a three-part documentary narrated by Ben Kingsley about Islam and attempts to answer these questions. This part deals with the life of the Prophet Muhammad, his early life, his encounter with God Almighty and the birth of Islam. Islam would become the revitalizing force of a barbaric Arabia, returning people to God and bringing back the monotheistic message of Christianity and Judaism in its most powerful way. Islam women were given rights over their husbands, racism was annihilated and the rich were made equal to the poor.
August 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm “Secret Life of Cats” Classroom D107
This documentary will show you the abilities Mother Nature gave your cat. They can run almost thirty miles an hour. Their night-vision, smell and scent abilities rival those of any predator in the world. They can jump the equivalent of thirty feet straight up and have an extraordinary ability to balance themselves on the ground and in the air. They leap, grab and kill as easily as you read the morning newspaper. “The Secret Life of Cats” will show you what happens to areas where feral cats run loose. In the United States, they’ve hunted 33 species to extinction. Watch the documentary and learn about the hidden side of that wonderful little ball of fur on your lap.
August 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm “Dust Bowl” by Ken Burns Classroom D107
The “Dust Bowl” chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the “Great Plow-Up,” followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us – a lesson we ignore at our peril.
August 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm “Billions in Change” Meeting Room O117
This film tells the story about a group of doers. These people have made simple inventions that have the potential to enhance and change billions of lives. It all started when Manoj Bhargava had an idea for a product and within two months it was on the shelves near the checkout counters in supermarkets all over the world. We’ve all seen the little bottles of 5-Hour Energy Shot. He now has a net worth of $4 billion and he is using 99% of it to find solutions to problems concerning, energy, water, and health.
August 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm “Danny from North Korea” Meeting Room O117
This is the story of a young man named Danny, who was born in a small town in North Korea where he lived with his mother and grandmother. His father abandoned them when he was still very young. Danny eventually made the decision to escape into Northeastern China by crossing the Tumen River. He was only seventeen years old when he did this and his main objective was to find his mother. Once in China, he reunited with his mother who had gone before in search of work. Eventually, he went to an organization named "LINK" and requested help to move to the United States where he now uses his story to inspire young people because until all people are free, none of us are.