On November 16th at 7pm Eastside Church will host a showing of the movie, The Line. As we seek to engage poverty in our city & country, we’re hosting a showing of this documentary that relays the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line.
Join us as we seek to better know & understand this complex issue in our country.
What: Viewing of The Line followed by discussion
When: November 16th at 7pm
Where: Eastside Church 630 East Lake Dr, Decatur GA, 30030 (map)
Who: Open to anyone interested in learning more about poverty in our country. Though it would be helpful to let us know if you’re bringing a large group, registration is not required.
About the movie
From Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett, The Line is a groundbreaking documentary chronicling the new face of poverty in America. As Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis puts it, “more and more of our friends are in poverty — in the pews, in our workplaces — through no fault of their own, and they are slipping below the poverty level.”
In the Chicago suburbs, a single dad was laid off from his bank and is now a regular at the local food pantry, trying to make it by with three kids.
On Chicago’s west side, deep poverty creates a culture of violence and hopelessness.
On the Gulf Coast, a fisherman struggles post-BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina because environmental crises mean the loss of his livelihood.
In North Carolina, we see that hard work and determination don’t always mean success.
What does this mean for the future of our country? How do real-life stories change the narrative about poverty?
Visit thelinemovie.com for more information about the movie.
Email: katie(at)eastsideatl.org for questions about the event.