December 16, 2021 6:30 PM
Partnered screening with Development and Peace – Youth Programs Optional discussion following screening. Bilingual event: English/French
OPEN BETHLEHEM is a story of a homecoming to the world’s most famous little town. The film spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. The film draws from 700 hours of original footage and some rare archive material. While telling a personal story, the film charts the creation of a campaign, named Open Bethlehem, to compel international action to bring peace to the Middle East. Run time: 90 minutes
January 27, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Special discussion following the screening with Ingrid Waldron, author of the book that inspired the film!
There’s Something in the Water documents the injustices and injuries caused by environmental racism on Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women fighting to protect their communities, their land, and their futures. Canadian filmmaker, actor, and activist Elliot Page reveals a portrait of ecological and social disaster in his home province, where rural areas are plagued by toxic fallout from industrial development and your postal code determines your health. Run time: 73 minutes
February 24, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Followed by discussion with Jess Agustin, former Development and Peace Program Office to the Philippines responsible for the reconstruction and community building project featured in the film.
After the Storm follows the transformational journey of 550 families as they come together to build the Pope Francis Village, a sustainable resettlement site for coastal communities in Tacloban, Philippines devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. In the aftermath of this natural disaster, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada, supporting local organizations, transformed a piece of land into new homes, a new community, and new lives. Run time: 48 minutes
March 24, 2022 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
In Over the Hedge, spring has arrived and a family of animals (tortoise, squirrel, porcupines, possums, and a skunk) awake from hibernation to find a tall hedge has cut their forest in half. Where are they going to get their food for next winter? Then RJ, an opportunistic raccoon enters the picture. RJ explains that suburbia is on the other side of the hedge where “humans live to eat, rather than eat to live” and throw away more food then they would ever need. RJ convinces the animal family to go over the hedge to gather food. Run time: 83 minutes
April 28, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke, and Rai Patel. Run time: 94 minutes
May 26, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education. The attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. Run time: 87 minutes