Beach United Church Documentary Series

Watch, Discuss, Act

 What’s required:

WATCH: Before the date of the session, watch the documentary. Register by sending your email address to  so I can send you the Zoom invite.  We’ll also post on BUC website. Tune in for a Zoom discussion about the film.

DISCUSS: Let’s meet online and discuss issues facing our society. Let’s explore the issues through a documentary lens.  Moderated by Mary Anne Alton,  documentary producer and director for over 30 years.

ACT: We can share opinions about the impact the film had on you and perhaps what it might prompt you to do in the future on a personal level or on a more public scale. 

Open to anyone who’s interested.

First session: Wednesday Oct 28th 8pm on Zoom

Documentary: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

A beautiful film which Attenborough calls his witness statement.  It shows during his lifetime how the planet has changed and yet despite the ruin how he sees hope for regrowth.  

Offical Trailer:

Where to watch:  Netflix

Second Session: Wednesday Nov 25th 8pm on Zoom

Documentary:  The Social Dilemma

An examination on how social media is controlling our thoughts.  Interviews with former top executives and tech designers who are worried they have unleashed a monster and they don’t know how to control it.  They offer some suggestions which would give consumers more control over their devices.

Official Trailer:

Where to watch: Netflix

Zoom Sunday Sessions

Here is the link for October 25, November 22 and December 13, 2020