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Manitoba documentary premieres at two-day Global Justice Film Festival

Released on November 4th 2014

November 4, 2014- WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Winnipeg’s annual Global Justice Film Festival (GJFF) is proud to be celebrating its twelfth anniversary with screenings of over twenty films about social justice and local and international development on November 7 and 8, 2014 at the University of Winnipeg. Included in this year’s GJFF is the premiere of Arrival, 2 Years In, the follow up to local film maker Kirby Hammond’s Arrival. This series of films, shown on Saturday, chronicles the Canadian immigration settlement process as experienced by a family of Bhutanese refugees. The first film is an observational portrait of one family’s first week in Canada, beginning the moment they land at the airport. The subsequent films in the series will show how each family member is evolving in their adopted land.

Twenty-three films will be shown from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday November 8, 2014 at four locations at the University of Winnipeg. The Canadian and international films include winners of numerous international awards (Sweet Dreams, Inocente, Camera Woman, Solar Mamas, STAND) and bring a range of often unheard perspectives to issues concerning global peace and justice. Tickets for both days can be purchased at ‘Answers’ at University of Manitoba, the info booth at University of Winnipeg, McNally Robinson, as well as online at www.globaljusticefilmfestival.ca, where the full schedule can also be found.

The festival kicks off with a film called Sweet Dreams, which follows the story of a group of 60 remarkable women in post-conflict Rwanda who form the first ever female drumming troupe and ice cream business. “This film weaves together difficult stories of the past, the importance of art and enterprise, and the imperative empowerment of women globally, a theme in many of the films throughout the festival on Saturday”, says Izzy Goluch, Co-Chair of the Global Justice Film Festival Committee. Friday evening screening of Sweet Dreams and Project Heart: $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.

Full schedule of films is available at www.globaljusticefilmfestival.ca. The GJFF is a part of the Travelling World Community Film Festival. -30-

The Global Justice Film Festival is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support a better vision for our world. Our purpose is to call together people who are curious about and/or committed to the care of creation and the necessity for global peace and justice.

Contact: Izzy Goluch, Co-Chair Global Justice Film Festival Steering Committee Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 296-3089
Email: pr@mcic.ca www.globaljusticefilmfestival.ca