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Social Justice Movie Night – Fish Out of Water

Mar 13, 2020- (World religions) – Fish Out of Water (NFB) 2009 1h This documentary uses humour and original animation to make a traditionally complex and controversial topic accessible to those who don’t like talking about religion and sexuality. Fish out of Water delivers a voice to the oppressed and informs the misled. Most importantly, Fish out of …

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Social Justice Movie Night – Flow: For Love of Water

All are welcome on Friday FEb. 13 at 7:00 PM Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary examines the conflict of the global water crisis. Most of us turn on the tap, and expect it to flow: water. But in our changing world, water has become one of the hottest commodities, an international business to the tune of …

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Social Justice Movie Night, Dec. 13

Dec 13, 2019 –  7:00 PM DOUBLE FEATURE!!   Invasion and Qallunaat! In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigneous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint, and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against indigenous people.  Qallunaat! Why White people are funny …

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Social Justice Movie Night Nov 1 (please note date change).

All our welcome to come and view and discuss this month’s Social Justice Movie. On Nov 8 at 7:00 PM we’ll be enjoying and learning from (Prophetic people) – The Amina Profile (NFB) 2015 1h 25 min Part love story, part international thriller, and a gripping chronicle of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax, this feature documentary …

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Social Justice Movie Night – Oct. 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 7:00 PM This feature documentary offers an intimate portrait of living with bipolar disorder. Filmmaker Pierre Goupil (Celui qui voit les heures, La vérité est un mensonge) reveals his uneasy relationship with his illness and his journey as an artist in a society that struggles to accept those on the fringe. A …

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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 one of them, prospecting by bicycle around his neighbourhood, sifting through garbage looking for things to sell: used furniture, crippled toys, trinkets, scrap metal and a myriad other cast-off items …

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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 Christian Peacemaker Teams last year. Kurdistan straddles the borders of Iraq, Iran, Syria & Turkey. The Kurds have been victimized by these countries, facing genocide just 3 decades ago and …

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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 Discussion Refreshments African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi is on a quest to craft an album that pays tribute to the great black revolutionary leaders and their struggle to realize …

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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. Filmmakers Robert Lower’s take on the boldest and most compelling propaganda effort in our history. This feature documentary examines its own genre, which has often been called Canada’s national art …

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Social Justice Movie Night – Feb. 8, 2019

Join us at 7:00 PM on the second Friday of each month. For a film and short discussion. This month’s film, This feature documentary tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await a decision that will change …

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