Women of Washington

Communicating America’s Founding Principles

Women of Washington is an educational organization with a focus on understanding local, national, and global issues that are critical to our world today.

WOW presents a monthly film as an alternative medium for education, entertainment, and promoting classical liberalism: a philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets. The film group generally meets on the last Thursday evening of the month. 

For information on the films and location, contact ​womenofwashingtonfilms@gmail.com.

Seven Days in May

An unpopular U.S. President manages to get a nuclear disarmament treaty through the Senate, but finds that the nation is turning against him. Jiggs Casey, a Marine Colonel, finds evidence that General Scott, the wildly popular head of the Joint Chiefs and certain Presidential Candidate in 2 years is not planning to wait. Casey goes to the president with the information and a web of intrigue begins with each side unsure of who can be trusted. 

Details

May 26, 2016
6:25 pm

FREE EVENT

Venue

Aljoya In-House Theater
2430 76th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Princes of the Yen

A film about the power of central banks & the transformation of the economy.

Central Banks are some of the most secretive and misunderstood institutions in the world. What powers do they wield? Whose interests do they serve? How do their actions affect our everyday lives?

In 2003, Richard Werner released a book by the title of “Princes of the Yen”, which cut through the complex jargon of central bankers and for the first time made this obscure world accessible to the public. The book became a number one bestseller in Japan. Yet, over ten years after it was first released, the English version, is still on its first edition!

Told within the context of the history of 20th Century Japan, Richard Werner meticulously solves the puzzle of central banks, and explains the social, political and economic impacts their actions have. The documentary provides the viewer with a new understanding of economics and shows how events that may appear disjointed in popular discourse are in reality intimately intertwined.

“Princes of the Yen” is an independent, self-funded documentary. It was made as a sequel to 97% Owned, a film about how money is created and the impact its creation has. We realized after making that film that we did not understand how central banks fitted into the picture. “Princes of the Yen” fills that gap, shining a light on a world hidden behind closed doors and obscured by complex jargon, a world which would much rather stay out of sight. And when all the layers are peeled away, what remains, is the understanding of the role central banks play, in inducing and directing change. Change, for which they have no mandate.

“Because only power that is hidden, is power that endures.”

Details

March 31, 2016
7:00 pm

FREE EVENT

Venue

Aljoya In-House Theater
2430 76th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

"STANDARDIZED Lies, Money and Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education"

For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten years, however, the testing has taken on a more important, and possibly more damaging, role. Test scores, mistakenly viewed as effective assessments of student ability and teacher/school effectiveness, are anything but. This film sheds light on the invalid nature of these tests, the terrible consequences of high-stakes testing, and the big money that's involved.

Details

February 25, 2016
7:00 pm

FREE EVENT

Venue

Aljoya In-House Theater
2430 76th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040