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The Movies on the Grass film festival, now in its sixth year on campus, features independent films and documentaries. This year's festival covers topics such as peace, recycling and immigration reform.

The film series is sponsored by the K-State Libraries and Sunset Zoo.

Films are showing Sunday Aug. 29, Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 on the Coffman Commons south of K-State's Hale Library. Showings begin at sundown, or shortly after 8 p.m. All films are free and open to the public. Opportunities for discussion and learning more about the films are scheduled following each showing.

The schedule for this year's festival is:

* Aug. 29, "Bag It,"byReel Thing Productions, 2010. The film looks at what happens to the billions of plastic bags produced and disposed of each year. Rain location is 105 Umberger Hall.

* Sept. 12, "A Powerful Noise," by Crawford Communications, 2008. Film features portraits of women in three countries taking on global problems with courage and imagination. Rain location is the Ecumenical Campus Ministry building, 1021 Denison Ave.

* Sept. 19, "Papers," byGraham Street Productions, 2009. Film looks at what happens following the graduation of students whose parents are undocumented workers in the U.S. Rain location is 63 Seaton Hall.

Trailers for all films are available at the festival website, More information on the movies and the festival is available from Donna Schenck-Hamlin at