The Golden Way mission is to show films that address social themes to give attendees a better understanding and appreciation of the differences that make up the human family. It is funded by a generous grant from Compassionate St Augustine and donations from sponsors. The Golden Way was launched in 2014.
The first film the Golden Way screened was Children of the Civil Rights, a documentary that depicts the events surrounding the peaceful sit-ins by young people at Katz’ Drugstore in Oklahoma City. This was followed by a discussion with Director Julia Clifford and local civil rights protestors.
In 2022, the Golden Way hosted a three part event screening the PBS documentary Race the power of an Illusion. The science of race, History of Race in America, and Institutional Racism were each followed by a discussion linked to the current situation and recent events in St Augustine led my local experts and activists
The Golden Way screen thee films: Homeless to Harvard, Give me a shot of anything, and Push! Unaffordable housing addressing homeless families and youth, the health and welfare needs of the unsheltered homeless, and commoditication of houseing resulting in rentals and purchase of modest homes beign unaffordable by the working poor, and lower middle income professionals such as teachers, first responders, nurses and other healthcare workers. After the film discussions were led by local experts working to address homelessness in St Johns COunty
Your support and contributions will enable us to host more events and screen more films addressing important social issues. Your generous donation will fund our mission to make a difference.
Reminder: Special Event on Sunday May 21st at 7:00 PM at Temple Bet Yam 2055 Wildwood Dr.. The film is "Ghost Mountain" and the film maker, film editor, and the subject of the documentary will be present to take questions from the audience. The documentary details the harrowing escape from the Khmer Rouge and the killing fields of Cambodia by one man seeking asylum in Thailand. The Thai were overwhelmed by the number of refugees and commited atrocities of their own. Even though these events happened many years ago, the struggles of asylum seakers go on to this day, even in our country. It sh