Thirteen seconds, 67 bullets, nine wounded, four dead ("in Ohio"): This month is the 45th anniversary of 1970's Kent State shooting. Kent State: The Day the War Came Home compiles archived footage, photos, and testimonies to recount the tragedy.
Obviously relevant to the concerns protesters have today about police tactics, the film revisits the era of student protests agasint the U.S. war in Southeast Asia.
Most folks will likely be out of town for all of Memorial Day Weekend—so what's going on in and around Seattle? If you're into tanks, guns, and military vehicles (it is Memorial Day weekend), and if you're willing to make the trek to Everett—you might want to check out the annual TankFest Northwest.
There will be two military units on hand, plus vehicle demos presented by the 81st Brigade Combat Team. You might also get a chance to drive a tank (a mini, remote control-operated one, to be sure.)
White Like Me is Tim Wise's acclaimed primer on white privilege. Exploring race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness, Wise's history lessons dismantles the myth of meritocracy and the "post-racial society."
The film looks into race-based white entitlement programs that shaped the American middle class, and how our failure to come to terms with this legacy continues to perpetuate inequality. Check out the trailer and bring a "liberal Seattleite" friend or two.