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The @CityChurchSav Fall Film Series starts tonight! 7:30pm we welcome Link

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CONTACT:

Brian Buchanan

City Church Savannah

125 MLK Jr. Blvd

912-856-6262

citychurchsav@gmail.com

City Church announces “Fall Film Series” highlighting Social Justice issues

SAVANNAH, Ga. (September 29, 2010) – City Church Savannah is taking its message of social justice to the community by teaming up with three non-profit organizations to screen films focusing on the plight of exploited children.  Invisible Children, Liberty in North Korea, and Falling Whistles will be key participants in the inaugural “Fall Film Series” being held at City Church with two screenings in October and one in December.  The festival is open to the public and presented free of charge.

Liberty in North Korea

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) will be at City Church on October 6 to show their new film “Hiding” about a group of North Korean refugees hiding in China today. Up to 300,000 refugees have escaped to China – seeking food, medicine, work, or freedom from political and religious oppression. Among the 300,000, between 70 to 90 percent of North Korean women are trafficked and sold into the sex trade, and more and more refugees are fleeing to Southeast Asia to escape imprisonment upon repatriation by China. Through LiNK’s networks, these refugees can be helped and given new lives.

Invisible Children

On October 27, Invisible Children will show their newest film “Go” as part of their Face to Face Tour. The group uses film, creativity, and social action to advocate ending the use of children in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels’ war and restoring northern Uganda to peace and prosperity. The top students from their Legacy Scholarship Program are embarking on 11 different tours across North America with the Roadie teams. They will be sharing how the organization’s programs are rebuilding education for a region recovering from over 20 years of war.

Falling Whistles

Falling Whistles will be at City Church Savannah on Dec 4 to premiere “Peace is the New Frontier”. The film focuses on 3-7 year old children in Congo who are abducted from their villages and forced into a rebel army. The children, armed only with a whistle, are compelled to stand on the front lines and blow the whistle, distract the enemy, and take the bullets shot at them so that the older children behind them can live and fire guns. Yve, a young man from Congo, will be speaking after the film and answering questions.

“Anyone who takes the time to view these films and listens to the stories from the people travelling with the films will realize how much we don’t know about our world,” remarks Jim Simpson, Pastor of City Church. “They’lll begin to understand how much of an obligation we have to help to bring freedom to the children and adults who are bring oppressed by the wars in Africa and the dictatorship in North Korea.”

City Church is excited to bring these films and organizations to Savannah. All events are free, open to the public, and will take place at 125 MLK Jr. Blvd.  All films are scheduled to start at 7:30 pm with doors opening one hour prior.  City Church staff as well as representatives of the screening organizations will be available to the press.

“The church should be the loudest voice against these injustices,” said Simpson, “and the largest army of rescuers. The biggest enemy these organizations have is apathy and City Church is committed to never letting apathy be a part of what we do”

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ABOUT CITY CHURCH

Founded in 2010, City Church Savannah is a church in the heart of the city, with a heart for the city. We bring a modern and creative church to the college students, young families, and young professionals who live, study, work, and play in our beautiful city. We are located right in the heart of SCAD and within walking distance of most of downtown. We meet corporately at 10:45 on Sunday mornings but our doors are always open during the week for people needing prayer or help.

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