Northcentral Pa. Has no shortage of opportunities to enjoy the cinema. Local universities are promoting educational and timely films, which will be viewed on campus in October. For those wishing to watch from home in October, WVIA will be showing its own educational and timely film on crime and punishment.
Camp Hill, PA – WVIA will present the original documentary film “A Call to CARE” Thursday, October 14 at 8 p.m. on WVIA TV. The hour-long film produced by WVIA explores the Court-Assisted Rehabilitation Program, an effort to help those released from prison at moderate to high risk of reoffending avoid a devastating relapse into criminal behavior. It chronicles the entire rehabilitation process of the program and celebrates its healing resonance in the community.
“CARE Court is about inclusion, it’s about welcoming people back after they’ve made mistakes in their lives and paid for those mistakes,” said Kris Hendrickson, director of the film. “There was a lot of courage and responsibility in the way the CARE participants opened up to us for A Call To CARE. It restores your faith in people.
“Documentaries like these show WVIA’s long-standing commitment to telling the stories of our region and highlighting those who are making positive change,” said Ben Payavis, WVIA Content Director.
In the court-assisted rehabilitation program, also known as CARE, compassion replaces punishment as a catalyst for rehabilitation for a second chance. The United States District Court for the Central District of Pennsylvania adopted the CARE program in 2009. The program is a public-private collaboration. The CARE team is made up of representatives from Federal Justice, the Department of Justice, the Office of Federal Public Defenders, and the United States Office of Probation. Local, regional and national non-partisan private business interests partner with federal staff and can provide participants with access to a range of resources otherwise unavailable. Supervision is based on cognitive behavioral therapy – a hands-on, hands-on approach to problem solving that can change thought or behavior patterns that lead to conflict. Successful completion of the program can reduce a participant’s supervised release period by a third.
Learn more about the film and watch the trailer here.
Encores will air on Friday October 15 at 1 p.m., Sunday October 17 at 12:30 p.m., Thursday October 21 at 9 p.m. and Friday October 22 at 2 p.m. “A Call to CARE” will also be available to watch on demand at wvia.org and the PBS and WVIA applications after the first broadcast.
Bloomsburg Film Series
Bloomsburg, PA – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will screen three films this fall as part of its Green Campus Initiative film series. Each screening will take place at the McCormick Center for Human Services, room 1303 at 7 p.m. All screenings are open to the public with no admission fee. A mask is mandatory in all Bloomsburg University buildings.
The first movie From seed to seed airs Thursday, October 14. From seed to seed explores the challenges facing farmers large and small as climate change poses increasing challenges to their ability to grow food and earn a living.
The documentary focuses on farmers Terry Mierau and Monique Scholte, who gave up a life of opera singers in Europe to follow their passion for small-scale farming. Written, produced and directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer, From seed to seed follows several other Manitoba farmers to provide a Canadian perspective on the global social movement to regenerate land, agriculture and communities for a more sustainable and healthy future for all.
The second film, In the canyon, will be screened on Thursday, October 28. Directed by National Geographic photographer Pete McBride, In the canyon follows McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko as they embark on the feat of traversing the full length of the Grand Canyon. During their journey, McBride and Fedarko hope to draw attention to several threats the natural wonder faces, such as increased helicopter traffic and proposed tourist construction projects. In the canyon shares a caveat about our complex relationship with the natural world.
The last film in the series, The messenger, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9. The messenger asks viewers to imagine a world without bird songs as he explores the connection between humans and birds and warns that their uncertain fates may mirror ours. Covering a wide variety of songbird habitats, from the boreal forest to Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York City, The Messenger tells the story of the massive exhaustion of songbirds and those who strive to save them.
For more information on the series, contact Tim Pelton at [email protected]
Bucknell Film Event
Pollinators is a cinematic journey across the United States following migrating beekeepers and their trucks of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we eat. Director Peter Nelson and executive producer Sally Roy will be in attendance. Although admission is free, wearing a mask will be compulsory during the event.