The public is invited to a showing of the 2009 film "Language of America" and a discussion presented by Midcoast filmmaker Ben Levine Wednesday, Aug 17, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main St./Route 220.

Levine’s documentary explores Native American language, philosophy and community by showing how Native American words reveal an inherent connectedness between people, nature and spirit. The film bears witness to America's history of indigenous human rights abuse, yet it inspires hope by promoting an understanding of diversity that accepts native peoples' inextricably shared history and destiny with their neighbors.

Broad Bay's book group sponsors Movie Night in order to share challenging topics such as aging, end-of-life decisions and racism, which member have studied and discussed during the past year. Book group readings regarding the Native American experience have included "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," "Touch the Earth" and "An Upriver Passamaquoddy," in order to promote a greater understanding of diversity and in celebration of the richness of the human experience.

For more information regarding Movie Night or the book group, call Dorothy Petersen at 563-3206.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.