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Director Jonathan Walls Visits Winnipeg

Released on October 20th 2009

Director of Groundbreaking Documentary to Visit Winnipeg

Jonathan Walls kicks-off the Global Justice Film Festival

Winnipeg’s seventh annual Global Justice Film Festival will begin November 6 with a man who believes in the universal power of music and its ability to inspire peace.

Jonathan Walls, co-director of the documentary Playing for change: Peace Through Music, will speak at the Winnipeg Art Gallery at the showing of his groundbreaking documentary.

Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Using innovative mobile technology, they filmed and recorded more than 100 musicians, largely outdoors in parks, plazas and promenades, in doorways, on cobblestone streets and amid hilly pueblos. Each captured performance creates a new mix in which essentially the artists are all performing together, albeit hundreds or thousands of miles apart. „Playing for Change: Peace Through Music‟ is an uplifting and inspirational film that features musicians from around the world.

Friday, November 6

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music with special guest Jonathan Walls

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.

Festival Registration: 6:00 pm

Film Screening: 7:00 pm

The Global Justice Film Festival will continue on Saturday, November 7 with screenings at the University of Winnipeg from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Full two-day event: $20 ($10 for students/low income) Friday evening only: $10 ($5 for students/low income) Saturday only: $12 ($6 for students/low income).

The Winnipeg Global Justice Film Festival is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support a better vision for our world. A schedule of films and their descriptions can be found at the Global Justice Film Festival website.

“The purpose of this festival is to show people that there is reason for hope and there is progress being made,” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation and Co-chair of the Global Justice Film Festival Steering Committee. “But this hope can only come from action. Justice is possible if we are willing to work to make it a reality.

For more information, please contact Janice Hamilton, Co-chair of the Global Justice Film Festival Steering Committee at (204) 987 6420 or (204) 795-2914.