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Film Festival Promotes Justice and Peace

Released on November 1st 2010

Homegrown and international filmmaking talent to be celebrated in Manitoba

Winnipeg’s annual Global Justice Film Festival returns for its eight year, bringing international and locally-produced films focused on issues of global justice, inequality and poverty to Manitoban audiences.

This year’s program includes the award-winning and highly acclaimed Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, a film about the Senegalese singer, actor and peace activist Youssou N’Dour, which shows on Friday, November 5 at the West End Cultural Centre. Clear-Vox, an African band, will perform before and after the film. Saturday, November 6, starting at 9:00am, more Canadian and international films will be shown at the University of Winnipeg.

Friday, November 5 2010 “Youssou N’dour: I Bring What I Love” with music from Clear-Vox West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave. Doors open at 7:00pm. Showing at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 6 2010 Global Justice Film Festival Screenings University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday evening: $10 advance, $12 at the door ($5 for students/low income) Saturday: $10 advance, $12 at the door ($6 for students/low income).

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Courage to Dream’. “We hope people will be inspired by the courageous people in the films we share” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. “The women of Liberia in Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the union organizers in Columbia in The Coca Cola Case, all risked their lives to affect positive changes for people in their countries”.

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