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At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, this captivating documentary, a tribute to Heather Booth, examines how social change really happens. From registering Black Mississippians to vote in the 1960s to advocating for affordable childcare for working parents, Booth has been on the front lines of social activism.  Looking at her life, work and relationships with leaders like Julian Bond and Elizabeth Warren, the film reveals Booth’s remarkable legacy in progressive politics, organizing and empowering each of us to create change.  

Heather Booth had expected to be able to join us for the screening, but  as some of you may know, Heather’s beloved husband (also featured in the film) died about 1 month ago. Heather had been excited to come to the Maine screening and be part of the discussion with the audience, but feels she is not yet up to this trip, so she will not be coming.
She is very sorry and still encourages all of us to continue organizing to change the world. 

However, we are very happy to welcome Marie Follayttar Smith, the co-founder and co-director of Mainers for Accountable Leadership as our speaker following the film.  Please see our Festival Guest list for more information about Marie.  We will also have special greetings from Heather via video.

This program is made possible by Rambler’s Way.

“(a) remarkable documentary” Los Angeles Review of Books Article

“Inspiring” Huffington Post

Film Details

Changing the World / Documentary / Dir: Lilly Rivlin / USA / 2017 / 60 min


Toronto Jewish Film Festival; Boston Jewish Film Festival; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival





Nickelodeon Cinema

1 Temple Street,
Portland, Portland, ME


Wednesday, March 14, 6:00pm



Running Time

60 minutes