Film nights show community’s generosity

Agassiz/Harrison Social Justice Film Festival offered learning experience

Members of the Agassiz/Harrison Social Justice Film Festival would like to thank the many people in our communities who came out to the recent film Nights at Agassiz United Church. Three films were shown over three consecutive Thursday evenings and all were very well attended. These films explored different themes and the knowledge gained from them expands our world in so many ways.

The films shown were Liberia 77, a film made by two brothers from Vancouver who had filmed their visit to Liberia in West Africa. They had lived there as children and wanted to revisit this country and it’s people who have suffered so much. We were fortunate to have Jeff Topham be present in Agassiz for the filming, to answer any questions/discussions after.

Where’s My Goat, explored the two sides to the question…”Does giving a goat ” to a developing country really make any kind of a difference. We heard on this evening also, from the local group Teryia, who shared what they are doing with women in Mali in West Africa.

The last film was called The People’s Crisis, a film made by a group called LINK (Liberty in North Korea). Three young volunteers from the group LINK were present to answer questions and share information about North Korea. We gained a whole new awareness on the plight of people in North Korea.

We are so thankful to all those who not only came out to see these films, but who donated to these various causes. These donations have been given to our local community Services, to the organization LINK ( helping refuges from North Korea), and to the group Teryia which partners with the women in Mali.

The people of Agassiz and Harrison are very generous, and in the words of the three young people who represented LINK, “we are absolutely blown away by the overwhelming generosity of the people in this community…you are awesome.”

Agassiz/Harrison Social Justice Film Festival Team

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