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Global Justice Film Festival

Released on October 20th 2009

Winnipeg’s seventh annual Global Justice Film Festival will showcase films from around the world in an effort to inspire Manitobans to take action on global issues.

This year’s festival will take place November 6 and 7. It will begin on November 6 at 7:00 pm with a showing of “Playing for Change: Peace Through Music” at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The film’s director, Jonathan Walls, will be present to speak about the film and answer questions from the audience. On November 7, films will be shown from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the University of Winnipeg.

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

Saturday, November 7

Global Justice Film Festival Screenings

University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave.

9:00 am – 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)

A schedule of films and their descriptions can be found at

“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 Global Justice Film Festival Steering Committee at (204) 987 6420 or (204) 795-2914

Visit the Global Justice Film Festival website