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Justice Film Festival set for the weekend in Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod and district residents will be challenged this weekend at the sixth annual Justice Film Festival at the Empress Theatre.
In co-operation 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.
“If we take an interest in issues of social justice we can make a positive change in our world,” festival organizer Denise Calderwood said. “There are many areas of our great life in Canada but also internationally where we can make a difference.”
The festival lineup:

  • Friday, March 15, 7 p.m. — Racing a Virus
    • The last stand for B.C.’s wild salmon populations facing fish farm viruses.
  • Friday, March 15, 7:15 p.m. — Metamorphosis
    • Capturing the true scale of the global environmental crisis.
  • Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m. — In the Name of Your Daughter
    • An intimate account of Tanzanian girls fleeing female genital mutilation.
  • Saturday, March 16, 3 p.m. — Farming for the Future
    • Aquaponic systems in our back yards.
  • Saturday, March 16, 5 p.m. — (Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System
    • Strategies of resistance to assimilation and state control through the eyes of Indigenous youth.
  • Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m. — Mexico: Looking for Lost Migrants
    • Searching for missing people who have vanished seeking a better life across the US border.
  • Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. — Before the Bridge
    • Adapting to automation before it is too late.

For information contact Calderwood at
“We continue to be very appreciative of the board of the Empress for sponsoring this event,” Calderwood said.