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Roberto Salinas

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Italy,Nicaragua, 2014
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Roberto Salinas

For over a year, the filmmaker followed the most unlikely President of the United Nations General Assembly, Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann – a Nicarguan priest, a revolution theologian, an advocate of the developing world, a reformer.

Shelley Saywell

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Shelley Saywell

Emmy-winning director Shelley Saywell’s moving and inspiring documentary captures the music and stories of five musicians who are homeless or on society’s margin. The causes, from abuse to mental health to simple bad luck, are all touched on in their stories in the film. But at its heart, Lowdown Tracks is about bringing into focus the heartache and the beautiful potential we should see when we walk by someone on the street.

Amer Shomali

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Palestine, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Amer Shomali

It started simply enough, with the purchase of 18 cows. Bought by residents of the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, the cows were a symbol of freedom and resistance, allowing them to provide milk for their children rather than buying it from an Israeli company. With humour and passion, The Wanted 18 captures the spirit of the 1987 uprising through the personal experiences of those who lived it, bringing to life one of the strangest chapters in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Mina Shum

Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Black History Month
Director: Mina Shum

Showtimes

Feb 15 06:30 pm
Feb 16 06:30 pm

Mina Shum’s documentary documentary reopens the file on what is now seen as a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and campus politics, the moment in 1967 when a professor at Sir George Williams University in Montreal was accused of racism, and student uprising that followed.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
KDocs
Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Showtimes

Feb 19 02:00 pm

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: David Hatfield, Leadership consultant and facilitator

Radio Silence

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Radio Silence

Showtimes

Feb 19 09:10 pm
Feb 20 09:10 pm
Feb 25 06:30 pm

A deserted stretch of lonely highway is all it takes to pull together this eerie anthology film, a remarkably cohesive and consistent collaborative effort pulled together by the makers of V/H/S.

"This anthology of five horror tales is the rare group effort without a dud, as it cruises through variations on the genre with style and confidence." Film Comment

Michael Singh

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Michael Singh

Showtimes

Feb 13 07:00 pm

Gore Vidal, Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson and John Mearsheimer are among the interviewees examining how Hollywood and the media portrays Muslims and Arabs in this important documentary.

After the screening join the filmmaker and fellow activists at a reception to thank all of you for attending.