Category Archives: Documentary Series

“After Spring” Documents Struggles of Syrian Refugees, Aid Workers

Tents stretch as far as the eye can see on a dusty plain in Zaatari, Jordan, the largest of the camps for Syrian refugees. “After Spring,” the October Second Saturday Documentary Series offering, follows two refugee families striving to preserve … Continue reading

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South African and Israeli Systems Compared in Second Saturday Documentary

The parallels between South Africa’s former practice of separating citizens by race and Israeli apartheid are drawn in “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a documentary that will be screened at 1:30 pm, May 13, at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont, … Continue reading

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Documentary explores homelessness

Storied Streets, an intimate look at how individuals cope with the challenges of homelessness, launches a new year of Second Saturday Documentaries at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd. at Nursery Ave. The 1:30 pm screening on January 14, is … Continue reading

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Free showing: “Citizenfour” at Niles Discovery Church Aug. 13

The Second Saturday Documentary Series will feature Academy Award-nominated “Citizenfour” Saturday, Aug. 13. The 1:30 pm showing is free and open to the public. Dr. Sharat Lin, president of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, will moderate. Director Laura … Continue reading

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Film confronts the roots of America’s black/white divide

“Racism, unfortunately, is baked into the DNA of the United States of America,” says the Rev. Jeffrey Spencer, Senior Pastor at Niles Discovery Church. “Slaves were considered less than fully human in our founding documents, and only people of color … Continue reading

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Film examines a dirty relationship

The relationship between dirt and humans couldn’t be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to keep ministries going

Since Niles Congregational Church became a co-sponsor of the Second Saturday Documentary Series (SSDS) and began housing the monthly screenings, much of the work has been done by Pastor Jeff. Especially with a sabbatical coming this fall, Niles Discovery Church … Continue reading

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