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Who We Are
The Film Connection is a community of film lovers, social activists and lifelong learners who use our non-profit online film library to watch, discuss and act on compelling films from around the globe. An initiative of the global humanitarian agency , The Film Connection offers a growing library of DVDs that tackle the issues facing the world we live in.
The Film Connection was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2003 by a group of social entrepreneurs who believe in the power of film to effect change. In 2006, it became a part of , one of the world's leading humanitarian aid agencies, and relocated to ' headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The Film Connection lets engage with thoughtful, active cinema fans across the country; meanwhile, provides Film Connection members an opportunity to take direct action on a host of important issues. To learn more about , visit www.mercycorps.org.
Our library consists of hundreds of DVDs, and it's growing all the time. The films include documentaries, dramas, foreign rarities and American blockbusters. We work to acquire entertaining and compelling films with authentic visions and voices that explore the world and the human condition. Using member recommendations as a starting point, we do our best to provide films that approach a broad range of subject matter from a wide variety of viewpoints.
How It Works
Getting involved with The Film Connection is free and easy:
Film groups are at the heart of what we do. We believe that film can spark a conversation like nothing else, and conversation is the first step to making a better world. We offer you convenient access to films that matter, but we do expect something in return. We ask members to bring together family, friends and neighbors to watch the films and discuss them. A group can be you and a couple of your best friends or favorite relatives, or up to 15 fellow cinema lovers. Public school teachers can also use our films in the classroom. To help get the conversation started, we provide materials you can download and use to guide your discussion and get involved in the issues. Check the bottom of each film description page to see what resources are available for the film you've checked out.
- Form a film group.
- Sign up.
- Pick the films you wish to see, and we'll ship them anywhere in the United States.
- Return them in our postage-paid envelopes within three weeks.
Visit our Library to choose among hundreds of DVD titles. As a Basic Member, you can borrow one film at a time free of charge. Or, you can upgrade to Premium Membership, and check out up to three films at a time. Click here for more information on joining.
The Film Connection promotes civic awareness, global engagement and positive social change by making its library of films available to the public. We offer entertaining and informative films with authentic visions and voices to help our members explore the world and the human condition. We believe that film is a powerful catalyst for conversation, and conversation is the first step to making a better world.