Vancouver's Just Film Festival showcases 40+ social justice and environmental documentaries that are designed to inspire social change.
Vancouver's Just Film Festival showcases 40+ social justice and environmental documentaries that are designed to inspire social change.

The Just Film Festival is BC’s largest social justice film festival showcasing 40+ social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the globe.

“The Just Film Festival uses activist documentary film to educate people about social justice and environmental issues and inspire them to act for change,” says festival coordinator Erin Mullan. “These films show the different ways communities both locally and around the world are working for social change.”

The festival kicks off February 28 with a double bill featuring two films about the transformative potential of art for people on the margins of society. Trash Dance documents the daily lives of sanitation workers, culminating in an inspired performance piece not to be missed and Inocente relates the intensely personal story of a young undocumented migrant who is inspired by art and colour to take control of her own destiny.

The Saturday and Sunday programs are packed with insightful and motivating films on the challenges facing our world while a Social Justice Bazaar of up to 20 community groups will be on hand to help educate and connect with budding and seasoned activists alike.

Formerly known as the Vancouver World Community Film Festival, the Just Film Festival is part of the Travelling World Community Film Festival, which brings activist documentary to a dozen Canadian communities.

For the full festival schedule, film descriptions and ticket information visit http://justfilm.org.