Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mark Your Calendar for Salem Cinema, 6/20, 7:30 p.m.


REEL Change Film Screening:   The Slow Way Home 
Salem, OR -  Marion County Health Department and Salem Cinema present a Reel Change For Our Community documentary screening of The Slow Way Home to benefit local biking and walking efforts in our region.   The screening is being held in partnership with The Northwest Hub, Cherriots Trip Choice, OSU Extension Service, Salem Bicycle Club, Safe Routes to School and Oregon Department of Transportation.

The film illustrates the way families from around the world structure their daily life for children to travel to school.  In Japan, 98 percent of children walk to school every day, unaccompanied by a parent. In the United States, just 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, and most are driven to school by a parent. The Slow Way Home explores this divergence, examining how American families have largely given up on keeping our streets and public spaces safe enough for children, while Japanese communities have mobilized to keep their streets safe and walkable, not only for children but for everyone in society. Seen through both a historical and contemporary framing, The Slow Way Home is an uplifting examination of differences in culture that provides both insight into a distressing trend in American society while simultaneously offering hope for change.

The screening will be shown on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Salem Cinema located at 1127 Broadway NE, Salem, OR.  Seats are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the event.    Tickets are available now at the Salem Cinema box office or online at .

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