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OPENING NIGHT

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the Vancouver premiere of

Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley

Friday, March 20th, 7 PM
at Langara College Room A130

 

The Just Film Festival puts the pursuit of social justice on the big screen.

From March 20-22 join us at Langara College Continuing Studies as we present BC’s largest social justice film festival showcasing 35+ social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the globe.

The film festival kicks off Thursday March 19 at 7:00 pm with a special gala presentation of an important new documentary, One River, Many Relations which gives voice to the indigenous communities who live downstream from the Alberta oil sands. This Canadian premiere at East Vancouver’s Rio Theatre will have the filmmakers in attendance and a discussion afterward.

On Friday March 20 at Langara College the festival hosts the Vancouver premiere of Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley which tells the extraordinary story of how Honduran farming communities staged dramatic resistance to the 2009 military coup.

“Our festival uses activist documentary film to educate our audiences about pressing issues and our hope is to also inspire them to act for change,” says festival coordinator Erin Mullan. “This event is an opportunity to help break down the isolation that can come with our digital society. At the Just Film Fest people can come together to watch and discuss these powerful films, something that can help build a sense of community and possibility.”

The Just Film Festival is produced by a group of partners including CODEVELOPMENT CANADA, LANGARA COLLEGE CONTINUING STUDIES, WORLD COMMUNITYAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and VILLAGE VANCOUVER.