Just Film Festival

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Join CoDev, Amnesty International, Village Vancouver, and Langara College March 19 – 22, 2015 for the Just Film Festival: BC’s largest social justice film festival featuring more than 40 social justice and environmental documentaries.

CoDev is partnering again with Amnesty International and Village Vancouver for the 14th year of our annual film festival with documentaries that get to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the world. We hope to motivate audiences to action through awareness of issues both local and global.

One River, Many NationsThe festival kicks off on Thursday, March 19th with the Canadian premiere of One River, Many Relations at the Rio Theatre, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, and a panel discussion.

The film gives voice to the local communities along the Athabasca and Slave Rivers, the essential voices that have not been heard in the debate over Canada’s largest and most controversial development: the Alberta oil sands. One River, Many Relations, created by the University of Manitoba’s Environmental Conservation Lab, is the first documentary to come out of the region that does not involve politicians, scientists or celebrities in delivering its message, instead giving voice to the indigenous people whose territories lie downstream of the oil sands.

The JUST Film Festival is proud to host the Canadian premiere of this important film!


Our Friday night feature is another premiere! We are proud to host the BC premiere of Resistencia!

Resistencia tells the story of the Honduran coup d’état from the inside, following the group who has carried out the most daring resistance to it, the farmers of the Aguan Valley. When the coup overthrew the only president that ever supported them, these 2000 farming families took over the plantations of the most powerful man in the country, with no plans to ever return them.

And don’t miss our Saturday and Sunday daytime programs which are filled with amazing films on a variety of themes such as Women’s Stories and Activism & Art. Our festival partners and sponsors also present streams of documentaries under specific themes:

The goal of our festival is to educate and inspire our audience through the medium of documentary film. The problems confronting society and the planet can seem overwhelming. These films show how people here at home and around the globe are tackling these issues and our hope is to motivate our audience to take action themselves.