LESSONS FROM THE PAST, CALLS TO ACTION FOR THE FUTURE
Join us at the Rio Theatre on Sunday, November 7 for a matinee featuring recently released short documentaries MILITANT MOTHER (Carmen Pollard) and JEAN SWANSON: WE NEED A NEW MAP (Teresa Alfeld).
The screenings will be followed by a roundtable discussion and Q&A moderated by Ellen Woodsworth, founder of Women Transforming Cities, in conversation with the filmmakers and Vancouver changemakers including Lee Maracle, Audrey Siegl, Beverly Ho, and Kimberley Wong.
Sunday, November 7
Doors 1:00 pm | Event 1:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
This is a FREE event. RSVP in advance! is recommended HERE to ensure entry.
Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
In accordance with the Province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions.
About The Films:
To get to class on time, children from the Raymur Place social housing project were forced to jump shunting train cars that stood in their path. In 1971, after months of petitioning for a safe crossing, a group of mothers made their voices heard by blockading CN rail.
JEAN SWANSON: WE NEED A NEW MAP
A profile of veteran activist and first-term Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson as she works alongside the next generation of anti-poverty activists fighting systemic inequality.
HOT DOCS CITIZEN MINUTES
MILITANT MOTHER and JEAN SWANSON: WE NEED A NEW MAP are part of the inaugural Citizen Minutes short film series commissioned by Hot Docs. The series is aimed at inspiring interest and engagement in Canadian democracy and public affairs by exploring and celebrating stories of civic participation across the country.