Fort Macleod Justice Film Festival at the Empress
March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on March 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
The sixth annual Justice Film Festival at Fort Macleod’s Empress Theatre will bring a number of intriguing and compelling films to town on March 15 and 16, 2019.
In cooperation with Calgary’s Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, the Fort Macleod festival will feature seven documentaries, followed by discussions led by community members who have an interest in or academic knowledge of each subject.
“These films are meant to inform and challenge viewers, not necessarily entertain,” explains Denise Calderwood, who heads up the committee for the Fort Macleod festival. “Some of these films are gut-wrenching. They illustrate issues of social justice both locally and internationally.”
The documentaries highlight issues that are important to people as individuals, Canadians, global citizens, and humans.
“The issues featured are huge and we often wonder how one person can possibly make a difference,” Denise says. “These filmmakers are showing us that individuals can impact change and make a difference even in extremely difficult circumstances.”
This year’s festival lineup:
Friday, March 15
Racing a Virus
The last stand for BC’s wild salmon populations facing fish farm viruses.
Capturing the true scale of the global environmental crisis.
Saturday, March 16
In the Name of Your Daughter
An intimate account of Tanzanian girls fleeing female genital mutilation.
Farming for the Future
Aquaponic systems in our back yards.
(Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System
Strategies of resistance to assimilation and state control through the eyes of Indigenous youth.
Mexico: Looking for Lost Migrants
Searching for missing people who have vanished seeking a better life across the US border.
Before the Bridge
Adapting to automation before it is too late.
For more information about the festival, please visit the Fort Macleod Justice Film Festival’s Facebook page.