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Film Festival Hopes for a Just World

Released on October 28th 2011

Winnipeg’s annual Global Justice Film Festival returns for its ninth year, bringing films and documentaries, all focused on the theme of Hope For a Just World, to Manitoban audiences.

This year’s program kicks off on Friday, November 4 at 7:00pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery with Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, a profound and unforgettable documentary which premiered at Toronto’s imagineNATIVE Film Festival in October 2010. Dr. Ian Mauro, one of the directors and a former Manitoban, will join the audience after the showing via Skype for a Question and Answer session. Saturday, November 5, starting at 9:00am, more Canadian and international films will be shown at the University of Winnipeg.

“We are thrilled to be offering 25 films this year” says Janice Hamilton, Co-chair Global Justice Film Festival Steering Committee. “We have great variety from Climate Change to chocolate. With four theatres offering different films all day Saturday, there should be something for everyone. The complete program is available on our website at www.globaljusticefilmfestival.ca”

Friday, November 4 2011 “Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change” with director Dr. Ian Mauro (joining by Skype for Q&A session) Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard Doors open at 6:00pm, screening at 7:00pm

Saturday, November 5 2011 Global Justice Film Festival 2011 Screenings University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday evening: $10 advance, $12 at the door ($5 for students/low income) Saturday: $10 advance, $12 at the door ($5 for students/low income)

Please contact: Janice Hamilton, Co-chair Global Justice Film Festival Steering Committee Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 795-2914 Email: janice@mcic.ca

www.globaljusticefilmfestival.ca