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Manitoba documentary premiered at two-day Global Justice Film Festival

Released on October 28th 2013

Winnipeg’s annual Global Justice Film Festival will host two Manitoba premieres this year, including Life on Victor Street, a hard-hitting locally produced documentary that depicts an Aboriginal teen’s struggle to stay in school and away from local gangs in Winnipeg’s West End. This, along with over twenty films about social justice and local and global issues, will be screened on November 1 and 2, 2013 at the University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue.

Twenty-three films concerned with Creating The World We Want will be shown from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday November 2, 2013 at four locations at the University of Winnipeg. The Canadian and international films include winners of numerous international awards (Bitter Seeds, Peace Out, Dirty Energy, Sing Your Song) to films produced by Manitoba directors (Life on Victor Street). Tickets for both days can be purchased at www.globaljusticefilmfestival.ca, where the full schedule can also be found.

“The whole event kicks off on November 1 at 7:00pm with a screening of Symphony of the Soil, an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil.” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation and Co-chair of the Global Justice Film Festival Steering Committee. “We are thrilled to announce that the Saturday screenings will include the Manitoba premiere of Life on Victor Street, as well as Flood of Change, an engaging documentary that shares the story of three Nepalese youth and their movement to take action around water, sanitation and hygiene issues”

Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Symphony of the Soil University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10:00am – 6:00pm Global Justice Film Festival 2013 Screenings (including Life On Victor Street and Flood of Change) University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue

Friday evening screening of Symphony of the Soil and other shorts: $10 advance; $12 at the door (cash only); $5 student/low income Pass for all Saturday screenings: $15 advance; $20 at the door (cash only); $10 student/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