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Social Justice Movie Nights

The Westwood Social Justice Committee Hosts Movie Night

7:00 PM – Second Friday of each month, unless indicated otherwise in the schedule below.

Please pass the word and bring a friend! 

  • Thought provoking films
  • Discussion
  • Refreshments

Questions?

Suggestions for a film?

Contact us:  sjc@westwoodunitarian.ca

2018-19 Schedule of Movies

Oct 12 (Truth)– NCR: Not Criminally Responsible. A documentary about violence, mental illness, and the rights of victims. The film looks at both sides of the debate and puts a human face on the complex ethical issues raised.  2013, 1 hour 39 min

Nov 9 (Peace) –  Four Women of Egypt. How do we get along with each other when our views collide? Four Egyptian women of different political and religious stripes are friends. 1997, 1 hour 29 min.

Dec 14 (Light) – Waterwalker. Bill Mason’s 1984 documentary of a canoe journey into the Ontario wilderness. 1984, 1 hour 26 min.

Jan 11 (Tenderness) – Being Caribou. A husband and wife team follow a herd of 120000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. 2004, 1 hour 12 min.

Feb 8 (Love) – Last Chance. The story of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. 2012, 1 hour  24 min.

Mar 8 (Intent) – Shameless Propaganda. Filmmakers Robert Lower’s take on the boldest and most compelling propaganda effort in our history. 2014, 1 hour 12 min.

April 12 (Interdependence) – Randy Haluza-DeLay- Travels in Northern Iraq  This SPECIAL presentation will cover the lands, cultures, and politics of the region with a 4000 year history, and the complicated situation of the Kurdish people in the face of a century of human rights abuses.

May 10 (Growth) – Mon Oncle Antoine. Claude Jutra’s sweeping portrait of village life in 1940s Quebec has been called one of the greatest Canadian films of all time. 1971, 1 hour 44 min.

June 14 (Abundance) – Treasure Hunters. They live on our waste, on what we leave behind. Once called guenillous (beggars), they’re now known as scrappeurs – or, more nobly, recycleurs. 2002, 1 hour 7 min.

Movie Night Events

Social Justice Committee

June Social Justice Movie Night

Treasure Hunters by Bruno Baillargeon They live on our waste, on what we leave behind. Once called guenillous (beggars), they’re now known as scrappeurs—or, more nobly, recycleurs. Denis is …

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Social Justice Committee

Special Social Justice Presentation: Human Rights in Iraqi-Kurdistan

Professor Randolph Haluza-DeLay (Sociology, The King’s University) will speak about his participation in in a learning tour to Northern Iraq with the human rights agency …

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Social Justice Committee

United States of Africa

The Westwood Social Justice Committee hosts Movie Night 7:00 PM – Friday April 12th Please pass the word and bring a friend! Thought provoking films …

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Grow

Social Justice Movie Night Mar 8!

Joinus on Friday March 8 at 7:00 PM at Westwood. We watch the movie and have a chance to reflect on it together. Shameless Propaganda. …

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