Fourth Friday Films of Vision and Hope Series – Finding Meaning in an Uncertain World

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 What does it mean to be human in today’s uncertain world – to survive, live among others, and find meaning and happiness? We’ll explore these questions and more in our Fall film series.

Surviving Progress

Friday September 26 7-9PM – Note time change just for this evening

Human advancement is awe-inspiring and double-edged, but we’re running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our 50,000 year old primate brains. With rich imagery and an immersive soundtrack, this film launches us on a journey to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers. It leaves us with a challenge: prove that making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead-end.

One Day on Earth

Friday October 24 7:30-9:30pm

It’s the first film made in every country of the world on the same day: 10/10/2010. You’ll be fascinated by this window into the daily lives, joys, sorrows, and hopes of humanity, filmed by a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers from around the world. Experience how the world is interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful.


November 7:30-9:30pm – DATE to be confirmed

What makes you happy? Work? Money? Kids and family? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? To answer these questions and more, “Happy” goes from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa.

Holiday Potluck

December 7:00-9:30pm – DATE to be confirmed

Come to share fun, food, and reflections on the file series and holiday season.


Fireside room, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Sep 7-9pm film/discussion
Oct 7pm meet and greet, 7:30-9:30 film/discussion
Nov 7pm meet and greet, 7:30-9:30 film/discussion
Dec 7-9pm potluck and holiday celebration

Sponsored by Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.